News

Big bud busts occupy Kelowna Mounties

Kelowna Mounties busted another massive grow op this weekend, adding 5,500 plants in what appears to be a bit of a winning streak.

Const. Kris Clark said the RCMP drug section executed a drug warrant on  a home on Upper Mission Drive this Saturday.

"Police seized over 5,500 marijuana plants (in various stages of development) as well as a hydro bypass," he said. Drug Section officers also took down lamps and growing equipment in the basement operation.

A 36-year-old man from Vernon and a 32-year-old man from Kelowna were arrested. Police were also looking for a 24-year-old woman from Merritt but she was not home at the time.

All face several charges for possessing and tracking drugs, and are also accused of stealing hydro.

All in all, the bust is quite similar to a Belgo Road raid that played out last week.

In that event, the Mounties seized  3,600 pot plants.

"It feels like I'm in the Twilight Zone," said Clark, adding "you don't see two big busts like this every day."

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Burtynsky and Carr exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery
 
Kelowna speed skaters set PBs
 
Woman rushed to hospital after train and car collision
KIJHL: Yippee-yi-ooh... yippee-yi-ayy... Ghostriders midseason review
 
REVIEW: Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular
 
Penticton author featured in Chicken Soup series
The Princess and the Frog danced the night away
 
Homecrafted Christmas in Fernie
 
Olympic Spirit showcases Canada’s athletes in Fernie

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.