Medical grow show exceeded allotment

A 42 year old Kelowna man could face charges of Production of a Controlled Substance despite having a medical marijuana licence.

Kelowna Mounties learned of a possible marijuana grow operation in an apartment on the 2200 block of Benvoulin Road, Sept. 19.

"After further investigation it was revealed that the tenant, a 42 year old Kelowna man, had a medical marijuana licence, but not for the apartment," said Const. Kris Clark.

"Police executed a search warrant and seized 171 marijuana plants in various stages of production as well as half a pound of bud. Not only was the licence for a different address but he had only been approved for just over half of the amount that was found growing."

No one was inside the residence at the time and no charges have been laid but the investigation is ongoing. The man faces potential charges related to production of a controlled substance.

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