Penticton man arrested after being found slumped over steering wheel in running vehicle filled with drugs, weapons, cash

Drugs, weapons seized

RCMP in Penticton have arrested a man found passed out in a running vehicle, in possession of a stash of drugs and weapons.

On Sept. 21 at approximately 9 a.m., police responded to call about a man unconscious in his vehicle near Amherst Street and Rosetown Avenue.

The officer saw the man slumped over his steering wheel, engine running, and through the window noted "numerous illegal drugs and other related paraphernalia" inside the cab.

The 34-year-old Penticton man was arrested in suspicion of drug-impaired driving and is facing numerous charges pending approval by Crown counsel. His name will not be released until those charges are approved.

A search of the man's vehicle yielded multiple weapons, a "significant quantity" of suspected drugs, morphine pills, LSD, illegal cigarettes and a large amount of Canadian currency.

“This is good example of how the general public can help our officers locate and disrupt criminal activity in our community by simply witnessing and reporting it,” said Cst. James Grandy.

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