Police shut down grow ops in West Kelowna, Lake Country

Police in the Central Okanagan busted two grow operations in a two day period, RCMP announced Friday.

The most recent bust happened Tuesday when Lake Country RCMP,  armed with a drug warrant, searched a home in the 13,000-block of Lake Hill Drive.

Inside two rooms in the home, police found a total of 676 marijuana plants. They also found approximately a pound of dried marijuana, cash and a hydro bypass, said Const. Steve Holmes.

He said the 25-year-old woman who lives in the home is facing recommended charges of production of a substance, theft of hydroelectricity and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

A day earlier, Mounties on the other side of the Central Okanagan executed a drug search warrant at a home in the 2100-block of Horizon Drive in West Kelowna.

Inside the home, they found 126 plants, which were part of a “sophisticated” hydroponic marijuana growing operation.

Officers also found 3.5 pounds of processed marijuana bud and a hydro bypass.

The investigation is continuing and police are looking for the owners—a 43-year- old man and a 38-year-old woman. Charges of production of a controlled substance, theft of hydroelectricity and possession for the purpose of trafficking will be recommended against the pair, Holmes said.




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