Hotel room drug bust in Kelowna could have Lower Mainland gang ties

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KELOWNA - Police allege two men arrested with drugs after the search of a Kelowna hotel room may have gang ties to the Lower Mainland.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Const. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a media release officers executed search warrants at the hotel room and a pair of vehicles after a three-week investigation where they say they found just over five ounces of heroin, almost nine ounces of cocaine, two and a half ounces of crystal meth and $21,000 cash.

Police say 28-year-old Behrang Khosravi of Vancouver is facing three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He is due in court Aug. 11.

A second man, 27-year-old Joseph Bergeron of Coquitlam is facing one charge of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released under court imposed conditions and is due in court Aug. 18.

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