One arrested after two houses searched for drugs

The owner of the first home is an absentee landlord and was apparently unaware that his house was being used as a grow op.

Police seized nearly 1,200 marijuana plants after neighbouring houses were searched in separate investigations just weeks apart.

On Sept. 26 at noon, after investigating a tip, Kelowna police executed a search warrant on a suspected marijuana grow op in a residence on the 1700 block of Kloppenburg Road in the Kirschner Mountain area of Kelowna.

Police found that the basement had been converted for the production of marijuana and was otherwise unoccupied. A search resulted in the seizure of 471 marijuana plants.

Investigator’s attention was drawn to a neighbouring home and a second investigation was started.

On Oct. 7, at 9 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP executed a search warrant on the second house where they discovered a sophisticated marijuana grow op in the basement. Police arrested a 32-year-old Summerland woman at the home where 721 plants were seized as well as a significant quantity of cash, dried marijuana and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

The woman faces potential charges of production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. She was released on a promise to appear for court on Jan. 26, 2015.

The owner of the first home is an absentee landlord and was apparently unaware that his house was being used as a grow op.

 

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