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Grow-op dismantled

Responding to the RCMP’s national strategy on shutting down marijuana grow operations, the local detachment closed down another.

Vernon RCMP’s community response unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 4900 block of Old Kamloops Road Friday.

“Our officers seized 328 plants in various stages of growth and development, along with growing equipment,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“This investigation is part of the RCMP’s national strategy to combat marijuana grow operations and the organized crime groups running them in our communities.”

Molendyk could not say for certain if this grow op was related to organized crime.

Nobody was home at the time the warrant was executed, but Molendyk said police expect to make an arrest “in the next couple of days.”

The house was posted under the City of Vernon’s drug remediation bylaw, which means it can’t be sold, rented or lived in until the owner brings it back to acceptable codes.

This particular file was opened in 2010.

“Some of these grow ops will take quite a bit of time (to investigate),” said Molendyk. “It’s getting more and more complicated to get a search warrant.”

 

 

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