File # 2020-2462
Three men have been arrested for firearms offences in Oliver, BC. One also facing drug related charges.
On June 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm, Oliver and Osoyoos RCMP responded to multiple shots being fired near a residence on Pine Ridge Drive in Oliver, BC. Officers located spent shell casings on the ground and apprehended 3 adult men.
A search warrant was executed on the residence where police seized two assault style semi-automatic firearms, a quantity of ammunition, methamphetamine and cocaine.
43 year old David James O’Brien, the resident, has been charged with possession of a firearm without a licence, careless use/storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm contrary to an order and possession of a controlled substance. O’Brien remains in custody and will appear in court again on June 11, 2020 in Penticton.
The two other men, 39 and 33 years old, both of Penticton have been released on undertakings to appear in court on September 9, 2020 on firearms charges.
Any offences involving firearms or drugs will be aggressively investigated, said Cpl Brian Evans, Oliver RCMP Commander.
Persons involved in this type of criminal activity will be held accountable.