Man arrested downtown for drug crimes

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Discovery of a stolen truck helped plain clothes cops take down a repeat offender Friday night.

RCMP noticed the truck traveling along the 1600 block of Water Street while working in the Kelowna downtown core on the evening of Dec. 14. Suspecting it was stolen, they pulled it over and found the vehicle identification number had been removed. The two men inside were arrested for possession of stolen property.

A search uncovered 46 grams of methamphetamine, 1.8 ounces of liquid GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate), 0.5 grams of crack cocaine, 0.4 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia and $3,800 cash.

The passenger was also known to police and has high gang level associations. No charges have been approved against him.

The 33-year-old driver, Austin William Murray faces possession charges and possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was released and is scheduled for court Dec. 20.

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