West Kelowna Mounties net 900 pot plants

Four men are facing criminal charges and are allegedly out 900 pot plants following a double grow op bust by West Kelowna Mounties.

"The first search warrant was executed on July 28, in the early afternoon, at an address in the 5000 block of Anderson Rd. in Kelowna's, Ellison area," said Const. Holmes.

Around  768 plants were seized in that grow op, said Holmes, noting a Hydro electrical bypass was also found.

Three men, ranging in age from 25 to 37 years, were arrested on the property. One of the suspects is from Greece, one from Edmonton and the third from Kelowna.

"The three are facing recommended charges of Production of a Controlled Substance, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Theft of electricity," he said.  "Two of the males are known to police for Drug and Criminal Code related offences."

On Aug. 4 West Kelowna RCMP searched a residence, on a search warrant, on a residence in the 1000 block of Aurora Heights in West Kelowna. During that bust 100 larger marijuana plants and 65 starter plants (clones) were seized.

"The 32 year old male resident was arrested and will appear in court in November to face recommended charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Production of a Controlled Substance," said Holmes.

West Kelowna RCMP continue to concentrate efforts to enforce the provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) within the West Kelowna, Kelowna Rural and Westbank First Nations communities.

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