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Theft tip leads to West Kelowna grow-op bust

Acting on a tip regarding the theft of hydro, West Kelowna RCMP members executed a search warrant on a residence and found a sophisticated marijuana grow operation Tuesday.

Mounties executed the search warrant on a residence in the 3500 block of Ashley Court. Police discovered a hydro bypass and sophisticated grow operation throughout the house.

RCMP officers seized 653 marijuana plants in various stages of production and arrested a 49-year-old West Kelowna man.

The man faces potential charges of Theft of Electricity, Production of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

He has been released on a Promise to Appear for Court at a later date.

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