Tip leads to seizure of cocaine, meth and more than $15,000 in Kelowna

On Feb. 22, 2017, RCMP arrested a man and in a search of his apartment, seized over $15,000 in money believed to be tied to the illegal drug trade.

KELOWNA - A several day long investigation, sparked by a tip, resulted in the seizure of a substantial amount of drugs and cash by Kelowna RCMP this week.

Police received a tip about a vehicle that may have been involved in illegal drug dealing. The investigation led to a search warrant.

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, police arrested a 21-year old Kelowna man outside a business in the 2000 block of Harvey Avenue, according to a media release from Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

After the arrest, a search warrant was executed on the man's apartment located in the 700 block of Leon Avenue.

“In total RCMP seized in excess of one pound of various forms of suspected cocaine, over 30 grams of crystal methamphetamine, over $15,000 in cash and equipment consistent with the sale of illicit drugs,” O’Donaghey says in the release.

The man has since been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in May.

Suspected illicit drugs, cellular phones and a digital scale are pictured in this image submitted by RCMP.
Suspected illicit drugs, cellular phones and a digital scale are pictured in this image submitted by RCMP.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jenna Hickman or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

THOMPSON: Dressage athlete faces challenges on road to Olympic dream
  OPINION I first met Corine Smith more than six years ago. She was riding a horse…something she’s done most of her 27 years. Corine is a dressage professional…a career choice she made early on and p

Top News