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Stabbing investigation leads to seizure of weapons, drugs and cash

On Oct. 6, a stabbing victim walked into Royal Inland Hospital. On Oct. 7, police searched a home on Brandon Avenue in North Kamloops
RCMP seizure Brandon Avenue
Kamloops Mounties seized the items in this photo while executing a search warrant at a Brandon Avenue home on Oct. 7, 2021.

An investigation that stemmed from a stabbing victim walking into Royal Inland Hospital has led to weapons, drugs and cash being seized from a Kamloops home.

On Oct. 7, police executed a search warrant at a home on Brandon Avenue in North Kamloops.

The operation was connected to an incident on Oct. 6, when a person entered the emergency room at RIH on Oct. 6 with a stab wound.

Const. Crystal Evelyn said as part of the investigation, police identified a potential suspect and crime scene — an address on Brandon Avenue — and arrested a Kamloops man there, while requesting a search warrant. 

During the search, Evelyn said, officers found weapons including long guns, a morning star (a club with chained, spiked balls attached), knife, ammunition, numerous amounts of suspected drugs (including fentanyl, GHB, meth and 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,” Insp. Jeff Pelley said in a release.

“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 charges being laid. 

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