Okanagan Mounties nip grow-show efforts in the bud

West Kelowna Mounties busted another grow-op earlier in the week.

West Kelowna Mounties busted a marijuana growing operation Jan. 8, in the 2100 block of Alexander Place.

“A drug search warrant was executed on the residence in the early afternoon where police discovered a sophisticated growing operation had been set up,” said Const. Steve Holmes.

Around 320 plants, in various stages of growth, were seized and the cops also found five pounds of processed bud in addition to four glass containers containing a total of one litre of cannabis oil.

“Police arrested the owner of the property, and the tenant, in the residence,” said Holmes. “Both males are in their early 50s and are known to police.”

Both were released on a Promise to Appear in Court, on April 26, 2012, to face recommended charges of Production of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the purpose of Trafficking.

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