West Kelowna grow-op busted, one man facing charges

A West Kelowna man faces a multitude of potential charges after being busted for possessing stolen goods and growing marijuana.
As a result of a lengthy investigation, the West Kelowna RCMP executed a search warrant on a business on the 2500 block of Ross Road on Jan. 23.
The search revealed a large, sophisticated marijuana grow operation with more than 1,600 plants in addition to stolen property.
A 32-year-old West Kelowna man was later arrested in relation to the criminal enterprise. Numerous charges are being recommended against the man including production of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of stolen property over $5,000.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be recommended.
The West Kelowna man was released on a promise to appear for court in March.
If you believe you have information regarding a marijuana grow operation, report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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