POLICE – Weapons, drugs, cash seized during aggravated assault investigation

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An investigation into a stabbing report has led to the seizure of guns, weapons, drugs, and cash.

On Oct. 7, 2021, members of the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU) and General Investigation Services Team (GIST), with the support of frontline officers, executed a search warrant on Brandon Avenue as part of an investigation that began when a man entered the emergency room on Oct. 6, with injuries consistent with a stab wound.

As part of their investigation, police identified a potential suspect and crime scene, attended an address on Brandon Avenue, arrested a Kamloops man, and requested a search warrant on a residence.

During the search, officers located weapons including long guns, a morning star (club with chained, spiked balls attached), knife, ammunition; numerous amounts of suspected drugs including fentanyl, GHB, meth, pills; cash, and other items indicative of drug trafficking.

“The magnitude of the weapons located inside the residence, a residence officers attended as a result of a violent act, speaks to the risks involved every time police respond to these occurrences,” said RCMP Inspector Jeff Pelley.

“Thanks to the quick action of the team, important evidence was seized and preserved as part of the aggravated assault file, and other dangerous items were prevented from making their way into the public while police continue their active investigation.”

A suspect was later released with conditions and a court date, pending the investigation’s conclusion and charge assessment process.

Anyone who witnessed or has information related to this investigation including surveillance, dash cam, or cellphone video, is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-35312.

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