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Significant grow-op busted

Police officers look over 1,448 marijuana plants located in a home in the 3700 block of 24th Avenue in Vernon Monday. - RCMP photo
Police officers look over 1,448 marijuana plants located in a home in the 3700 block of 24th Avenue in Vernon Monday.
— image credit: RCMP photo

A Vernon home has been posted under the city’s drug remediation bylaw.

Vernon RCMP officers executed a search warrant Monday at 10 a.m. at a home in the 3700 block of 24th Avenue.

Nobody was home at the time, but officers found 1,448 marijuana plants in various stages of growth throughout the home, along with a Hydro bypass.

“The police are continuing this investigation into those responsible for the grow operation that was dismantled,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP detachment spokesperson.

“This is another example of the continued commitment to the strategic priorities that this detachment made to the community and the region.

“Two of those priorities are to concentrate on crime reduction and grow operations in our detachment area.”

Because the house has been posted, it can’t be lived in, sold or rented until it is brought back up to acceptable codes.

 

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