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Stolen gun and suspected illicit drugs seized by Kelowna RCMP

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April 06, 2020 - 12:54 PM

Three guns and a variety of suspected illicit and prescription drugs were taken off the streets last month after RCMP discovered them in the aftermath of a conflict.

Two members of the Kelowna RCMP Community Safety Unit began an investigation into a disturbance between two individuals April 2 just after 1:30 p.m. in a parking lot in the 1500-block of Highway 33 West in Kelowna.

"One of the individuals was taken into police custody and incidental to his arrest, a large amount of suspected illicit drugs and cash were located in his possession," Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a press release. "The man’s arrest further led to the subsequent discovery and seizure of a loaded handgun and suspected illegal and prescription drugs in a nearby vehicle believed to be associated to him."

Further investigation led to the recovery and seizure of two additional non-restricted firearms from a nearby motel room.

Investigators have now determined that the restricted firearm had been reported stolen from a residence in West Kelowna in October of 2019.

The investigation is ongoing and both individuals could face potential criminal charges. No names or further information are being released at this time.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving an online tip at www.crimestoppers.net.

— This story was updated at 1:49 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020, to correct the date of the incident incorrectly reported by RCMP.


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