Gun seizures in Summerland

Two dangerous firearms were taken off the streets of Summerland between June 27 and July 2. 

In the first instance on June 27, Penticton RCMP's Target Enforcement Unit found a male and female using a stolen trailer with a stolen licence plate at Peach Orchard Campground. 

Further investigation netted a significant quantity of several illicit drugs and a 9mm handgun. 

A 54 year old male from the Summerland-Penticton area was arrested and has since been charged with several offences including three counts of trafficking in controlled substances and two firearms offences including unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon.

In a second incident in the early morning hours of July 2, a Summerland resident reported a suspicious white truck in the Trout Creek area. 

Summerland RCMP caught up to a vehicle matching the description on Century Street where a traffic stop was initiated. 

The driver jumped out and ran away, leaving the vehicle rolling towards the cliff.

With quick action by the police officer, the vehicle was stopped and a loaded sawed off shotgun located in the truck. 

This vehicle had recently been stolen in Oliver. The investigation continues.