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Kelowna cop nabs suspected Penticton drug dealer asleep at the wheel

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June 14, 2019 - 3:30 PM

KELOWNA - A Penticton man landed in police custody after he was caught sleeping behind the wheel with several bags of suspected drugs in his vehicle early this morning.

A Kelowna RCMP officer spotted a silver Toyota Prius parked in a lot in the 1700 block of Gordon Drive in Kelowna on June 14 at around 12:30 a.m., according to an RCMP media release. The officer decided to check the vehicle and found a man unconscious at the wheel.

The officer attempted to wake the man by knocking on the driver's side window, but he remained unresponsive until the officer open the door and spoke to him.

RCMP say the man reached over and tried to cover up a large quantity of small bags, which were later revealed to be over 140 grams of suspected methamphetamine, over 20 grams of suspected fentanyl, and over nine grams of suspected cocaine.

A can of bear spray, a baseball bat, a pair of knives, and items consistent with drug trafficking were also found in the vehicle.

The 44-year-old man from Penticton faces a number of potential drug-related charges, police say. He was released from custody and he is expected to appear in court on Nov. 14, 2019.

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