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Sleeping driver in Lake Country busted with fentanyl, meth and cocaine

RCMP found fentanyl, meth and cocaine in an idling vehicle in Lake Country. The driver was asleep.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / RCMP
February 25, 2021 - 11:54 AM

Kelowna RCMP found fentanyl, meth and cocaine in a vehicle in Lake Country after a member of the public called police about a car idling on the wrong side of the road with a missing tire and a sleeping driver.

According to an RCMP media release, a Lake Country resident noticed a yellow Toyota Camry idling on the wrong side of Woodsdale Road and called 911.

"He reported it as suspicious not only because of its location, but also because it was running, missing a front tire, and a man appeared to be sleeping in the front seat," Lake Country RCMP Sgt. Jon Collins said the release.

An officer arrived at the scene to find a 50-year-old man in the vehicle and promptly placed him under arrest.

"During their search of the vehicle, police seized significant quantities of suspected illicit drugs including suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine," Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in the release. "Over $1,300 in Canadian currency was also seized."

Along with drugs, police seized cash from a man sleeping behind the wheel of a parked car in Lake Country.
Along with drugs, police seized cash from a man sleeping behind the wheel of a parked car in Lake Country.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / RCMP

The Toyota was also found to be uninsured and was towed by police.

The man was released without conditions or being charged pending further investigation. Kelowna RCMP says it will forward the matter to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for consideration of charges.

"This was certainly outside of the norm for our community," Sgt. Collins said. "We want to thank the community member for reporting this matter to us. It was a great observation on his part."

Kelowna RCMP is reminding people that if they suspect criminal activity in their neighbourhood to call their local police force.


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