11 arrested during drug bust in Rutland, say Kelowna RCMP

Kelowna RCMP say they seized fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine plus money and stolen property during a search warrant on March 24. Kelowna RCMP

Eleven people were arrested during a drug bust in Rutland this week, Kelowna RCMP announced on Friday.

According to police, a search warrant was executed along the 400 block of Hein Road on Tuesday.

There, police say they seized a quantity of suspected illicit drugs, including fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.

‘”This was the same residence at which the [RCMP’s Community Safety Unit] executed a search warrant on February 28th,” police said in a press release. “Both warrants were related to drug trafficking in the area.”
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RCMP say in addition to the drugs, officers seized more than $3,000 in currency plus stolen property, including several bicycles, and identification. Prohibited items including brass knuckles were also seized.

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Regarding the arrests, police say the individuals were later released without charges, but that the matter will be submitted to Public Prosecution Service of Canada for consideration of charges.

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