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RCMP bust 13 Westside marijuana grow ops

West Kelowna and Kelowna  Rural RCMP members went "Green" for about four weeks undertaking a special project targeted at marijuana grow operations in three different jurisdictions.

Thirteen warrants were executed in West Kelowna, Peachland and Westbank First Nations resulting in more than 4,000 plants being seized.

In addition, more than 12 pounds of "bud" marijuana, methamphetamine, Ecstacy, steroids, Psilocybin (mushrooms), Oxycondone  and weed oil were seized.

A firearm was also located and seized during one search.

The fact a weapon was found isn't uncommon as both weapons and booby-traps are means of protecting marijuana crops from rival criminals, say police.

"Our detachments continue to work with the community and partners to identify, target, investigate, disrupt, and dismantle drug trafficking organizations that are having an impact on our communities," stated an RCMP news release.

The marijuana grow operations were executed at the following addresses:

 

1. File # 2011-1819 - Feb 17, 2011- residence at 2065 Boucherie Rd. Westbank - 2 plants, weed oil (small quantity), 195 grams (g) marijuana bud.

2. File # 2010-64094 - Feb 23, 2011 -  5900 block Hwy 97 S, Peachland 175 plants.

3.  File #2011-6582  - Feb 24, 2011 -  residence at 2001 Hwy 97 S,Westbank - 64 plants.

4.  File #2010-52663 -  March 1, 2011 - 3500 block Webber Rd ( Shed on property) , West Kelowna - 119 plants, sawed-off shotgun seized.

5. File #2011-5442 -   March 2, 2011 - 5100 block Robinson Pl., Peachland - 362 plants.

6. File #2011-7174 -  March 3, 2011 -1900 block Cornerstone Dr., West Kelowna - 164 plants, 10 lbs bud, meth (11 g), ecstasy (small amount), steroids (small amount) , psilocybin (small amount).

7. File #2010-51488 -  March 10, 2011 - 1500 block Pinot Gris Dr.,West Kelowna 1116 plants, weed oil (10 g).

8. File #2010-50773  - March 12, 2011 - 2800 block Lakeview Rd., West Kelowna (83 harvested), 17 plants.

9. File #2010-22626- March 11, 2011 - 4000 block Smith Way, Peachland 1208 plants, 1045 g bud, oxycodone x 30, psilocybin (small amount) , oil (small amount), steroids (4 vials), ecstasy (small amount).

10.  File #2011-9694 - March 10, 2011 - 1000 block Aurora Heights, West Kelowna - 606 plants, 2 lbs bud, electrical by-pass.

11.  File #2011-10470  - March 14, 2011 - 1200 block Parkinson Rd., West Kelowna -  420 plants - theft of electricity.

 

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