Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Crown seeks jail time for drug-dealing former Kelowna gangster


Quentin Michael James
An alleged former gangster in Kelowna was in court Monday for sentencing for a crime he committed almost three years ago. A 16 month jail sentence is appropriate says crown counsel. An alleged former gangster in Kelowna has pleaded guilty to a cocaine drug trafficking charge. In 2013, the Kelowna RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit began investigating drug trafficking activities of the Kingpin Crew, which police said had ties to the Hells Angels.

Police say Quentin Michael James,37, was arrested in December of that year after he attempted to mail three ounces of cocaine to an address in Alberta.
Investigators seized various amounts of drugs, including cocaine, marihuana, MDMA, methamphetamine, ecstasy and psilocybin. Also seized was a bulletproof vest, brass knuckles, defensive batons, assorted rounds of ammunition and approximately $100,000 in cash.

James was later charged with five drug trafficking offenses, two counts of possessing prohibited weapons and one count of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.