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Meth, cocaine and fentanyl found during weekend traffic stop in Kelowna

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January 08, 2018 - 2:53 PM

KELOWNA - A 45-year-old West Kootenay man is in police custody after he was pulled over in Kelowna on the weekend for drunk driving and was found with over 100 grams of meth, cocaine and fentanyl.

After receiving a report of a grey Dodge Ram pickup being driven erratically on Highway 33 east of Kelowna at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 6, RCMP officers found the vehicle on Brentwood Road.

During the traffic stop, one of the officers noticed drugs “in plain sight,” according to RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“During a search of that man, incidental to his arrest, police located and seized just over 100 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, nearly 30 grams of suspected cocaine, almost seven grams of suspected fentanyl, a dozen grams of marijuana and various items consistent with the trafficking in illegal drugs,” he says in a media release.

“Thanks to our caller, a potentially dangerous driver and these dangerous drugs have now been removed from our streets," O'Donaghey says.

The suspect faces potential drug-related charges and is expected to appear in Kelowna Court today, Jan. 8.

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