A resident on Glenford Road in West Kelowna was growing marijuana police discovered last night in the wake of a Halloween hedge fire.
A 48-year-old man who owns a home on the street is now facing charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as he allegedly shot a firework off into his bushes, drawing the fire department and then attention from police.
“About 70 kilograms of undried fresh green leaves and stems as well as about four kilograms of dried marihuana bud were located behind the hedge,” said Sgt Wade Seversen, Kelowna RCMP.
He has been charged with production of marihuana contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and released pending Crown approval of charges under Section 7(1) CDSA. He was also issued a West Kelowna Bylaw ticket for failing to have a permit to use fireworks.
No one was injured.