Rutland bomb threat ignites Kelowna RCMP investigation into bong

Second bomb issue in the course of a month catches RCMP's attention, turns out to be bong for smoking marijuana

  • Sep. 12, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP went out to investigate a bomb and returned with a bong Wednesday night.

At 4:45 p.m. yesterday, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a suspicious package lying on the side of the road on the 400 block of Ziprick Road.

The package looked like a homemade bomb and was completely wrapped in red Tuck Tape, a clear plastic wrap often used on pipes and joints in construction.

“Police secured the area and requested the assistance of the Police Service Dog, trained in the detection of explosives,” expalined Kelowna RCMP spokesman Kris Clark. “The dog quickly confirmed that the object was not a bomb.”

It was, however, determined that the strange package was a homemade water-pipe filtration device, used for smoking marihuana, otherwise knownw as a ‘bong’. The makeshift pipe was seized and will be destroyed.

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