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Man arrested in Kelowna area after drugs, handgun, weapons found in vehicle

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August 05, 2021 - 12:07 PM

A man in the Kelowna area has been arrested after police officers found drugs, a handgun and other weapons in his vehicle.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team conducted a vehicle stop and located a cache of illegal drugs, weapons and a firearm, Aug. 4. The vehicle was driven by a man who had made several Motor Vehicle Act infractions, according to a release issued by the unit.

As officers approached the vehicle, a weapon was observed in plain view leading to the man's arrest. An investigation ensued and resulted in the seizure of various amounts of suspected illegal drugs including fentanyl, crystal meth, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin.

Weapons, including brass knuckles and several knives, were seized along with a modified .22 cal. Handgun, a large amount of ammunition, and cash.

The male was released pending further investigation and criminal charges.

The Uniform Gang Enforcement Team is CFSEU-BC’s highly visible uniformed presence. These officers work to prevent ongoing violence using disruption and/or enforcement action through a visible, proactive presence in the community, according to the news release.

By conducting intelligence-led high visibility enforcement on individuals or groups who pose the greatest risk to public safety, UGET is able to remove dangerous offenders and weapons off the streets.

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