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Man busted near West Kelowna school for drug trafficking


A 50-year-old B.C. man is facing multiple charges of drug trafficking and weapons possession after he was spotted in a suspicious vehicle in West Kelowna.

According to a West Kelowna RCMP media release issued today, Dec. 20, the man was arrested in September 2021 and Crown prosecutors have now approved charges.

West Kelowna RCMP crime reduction unit police officers were conducting patrols in an industrial area near Constable Neil Bruce Middle School when they spotted the suspicious vehicle.

On searching the vehicle police found 10 firearms and two kilograms of drugs including cocaine, fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine.

Court records show that Thomas Troy Dill, born 1972, was charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, along with weapons offences. His case is currently going through the courts.

It's not the first time Dill has been charged with drug trafficking.

According to The Daily Courier Dill was acquitted of three charges in 2018 after he was found with 100 grams of methamphetamine, nearly 30 grams of cocaine and heroin and fentanyl. Dill proved he had no knowledge of the drugs that were found in a borrowed coat he was wearing. The judge said the case was "certainly suspicious" but didn't meet the burden of proof to find him guilty.

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