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Big bud bust comes on heels of thwarted home invasion

Kelowna Mounties seized over 25 kilograms of undried marijuana bud after being called to a home invasion early Tuesday morning.

RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence on the 800 block of Martin Avenue,  June 12  at 4:38 a.m.

"Police attended and found that pepper spray had been deployed inside the residence and several people were suffering its effects," said Const Kris Clark.

"Apparently, two men were seen fleeing the residence on foot and a police service dog was called to assist. Although a track did not locate the suspects, it was not completely unsuccessful as the police dog found several large bags full of marijuana along the trail. Police located more marijuana inside the residence and seized over 25kg (55 pounds) of undried bud."

The suspects in the home invasion remain outstanding but the investigation is ongoing.

Clark added, that although a large amount of marijuana was located in the house, there was no grow operation. "Charges have not been laid but we are certainly investigating possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking," he said.

If you have any information, please contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppers.net to report.

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