A nearly six-week investigation into a drug trafficking operation working out of a hotel on Highway 33, led to the seizure of drugs and cash.
Kelowna RCMP say they began investigating the ring, working out of a room at the Okanagan Seasons Resort Nov. 21. According to police, the suspect would, at times, sell drugs to customers who drove up to his room, like a drive-thru service.
Numerous officers, including a police services dog, raided the room on New Year's Eve.
There, they seized 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine, two ounces of fentanyl, 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine and $4,100 in cash.
A loaded handgun was also seized.
“The amount of fentanyl seized during this investigation equates to over 500 lethal doses,” said Sgt. Desmond Kiehlbauch.
“Our officers have prevented a significant quantity of dangerous and highly-addictive drugs from getting to our streets.”
A 45-year-old man was arrested without incident. His name was not released.
Recommended charges include:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking
- Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon
- Possession of a Restricted Weapon with Ammunition