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Kilos of crack and fentanyl seized by Kelowna RCMP

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Kelowna RCMP officers launched a drug trafficking investigation after someone driving an Acura was observed taking part in several short meetings.

Over the next several days officers witnessed the driver performing “numerous actions consistent with drug dealing,” according to an RCMP media release. These observations led investigators to the belief there was a hierarchical structure, and sophisticated drug trafficking organization.

Officers were able to identify the vehicles, those involved, and their stash site.

Police executed a search warrant at a residence on May 23 and that led to a big seizure – police confiscated more than a kilogram of fentanyl, one kilogram of crack and powdered cocaine, over 10 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, three vehicles, a “significant” amount of cash and cell phones.

Charges have been recommended against three Kelowna residents.

“This seizure will have a significant impact on the community,” RCMP Sgt. Desmond Kiehlbauch said in the release. “The dangerous substances could have affected over 10,000 individuals and the removal off the streets has saved lives. Police will continue to focus on those who target vulnerable populations with highly toxic substances.”

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