Loaded firearms and illicit drugs seized from Sorrento short term rental property

Salmon Arm

2021-03-24 14:20 PDT

File # 2021-1454

Loaded firearms, hundreds of grams of suspected illicit drugs and thousands in cash was seized by Salmon Arm RCMP during the execution of a search warrant at a short term rental property situated in Sorrento BC.

On March 20, 2021 Salmon Arm Mounties initiated an investigation into suspected drug trafficking in the Shuswap region. Police were led to a Sorrento area residence, being operated as a short term rental property, where they arrested a 30-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man both of Prince George.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at the property later that evening. As a result, police seized over 650 grams of suspected fentanyl, approximately 100 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 16 grams of suspected cocaine and just over 30 grams of suspected heroin. The warrant also yielded a loaded .22 calibre handgun, .22 calibre sawed off semi-automatic rifle, and a sawed off double barrelled shotgun.

Both suspects were later released and face potential drug and firearms related charges pending further investigation. The full findings of the investigation will be forwarded to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for charge assessment.

Anyone with any additional information about this police investigation is asked to contact the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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