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Drugs, cash and weapons seized in Kelowna raid

Cash and weapons seized in a raid on Feb. 28, 2020, are pictured in this photo submitted by Kelowna RCMP.
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March 04, 2020 - 11:13 AM

A street-level drug trafficking investigation targeting a crime group with suspected ties to a conflict in the Lower Mainland yielded a significant amount of cash, drugs and two weapons.

The Kelowna RCMP Street Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant Feb. 28 in the 1200-block of Ellis Street in Kelowna and seized approximately $30,000, undisclosed quantities of suspected fentanyl and cocaine already packaged for immediate distribution on the street and two loaded handguns, Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a press release.

Three 16-year-old boys, all from Ontario, were arrested, and later released into the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development on strict conditions with a future court date in Kelowna. All three Ontario teens are well known to Canadian law enforcement agencies.

"This crime group has ties to not only Kelowna and B.C.’s Lower Mainland, but as far-reaching as coast to coast in Canada which gives them the ability to move their associates throughout the country to further the illicit sale of drugs," Cpl. Jeff Carroll, NCO In-Charge of the Kelowna RCMP Drug Section. "This seizure will have a positive impact on the safety of our community."

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