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RCMP seize deadly drugs following routine vehicle stop

Deadly drugs seized

Kelowna RCMP pulled over a vehicle with an outstanding inspection order on Saturday and found drugs in plain view.

Mounties stopped the vehicle Oct. 1 and after spotting the drugs, they arrested the driver, who was the lone occupant and conducted a complete search of the vehicle.

During the search of the red 2000 Volvo, a black fanny pack was found to contain 215 grams of methamphetamine, 46.5 grams of cocaine, 27-grams of fentanyl and 27 grams of benzodiazepine.

A subsequent search of the male driver, from Saskatchewan, turned up $2,330 in Canadian cash, which was seized as proceeds of crime.

“This seizure again highlights the great work being done by frontline police officers in Kelowna removing dangerous and deadly drugs from the streets,” said RCMP Cpl. Ryder Birtwistle.

"The Central Okanagan has recently seen a significant spike in overdoses due to the use of some of the same drugs found in this vehicle," says Cpl. Birtwistle.

"This quantity of benzos with fentanyl indicates this individual may have been planning on cutting the two drugs together which makes the use of Naloxone ineffective during an overdose."



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