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Large amounts of drugs found in West Kelowna home

Suspected crack cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and ecstasy, along with cash and a money counter found during a search warrant in the 4000-block of Pritchard Road North in West Kelowna on June 14, 2016.
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June 17, 2016 - 12:26 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Two people have been charged after a large amount of drugs, including fentanyl, was found at a West Kelowna house earlier this week.

A search warrant was executed at a residence in the 4000-block of Pritchard Road North in West Kelowna shortly before 3 p.m., June 14. A large amount of suspected heroin, cocaine and fentanyl, much of it ready for street sales, was located, RCMP say in a release.

Among the items seized from the property:

  • 372 grams of suspected crack cocaine, totalling 910 pieces pre-packaged for street sales
  • 137 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • 82 grams of suspected heroin, totalling 350 pieces pre-packaged for street sales
  • More than $30,000 in Canadian currency
  • Equipment consistent with sale of illegal drugs.

Brandon Tuovila of West Kelowna and Danae Manore of Kelowna were arrested and held in police custody. Both Manore and Tuovila have been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking while Manore has also been charge with two counts of trafficking.

They appeared in court yesterday, June 16, and were released on strict conditions. They are both expected back in court on June 30.

The investigation began in late April 2016.

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