Grow-op busted

Vernon RCMP hope to chat with the residents of a Middleton Mountain home about some of the contents found inside.

Officers working with BC Hydro officials executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of Mt. Begbie Drive Tuesday.

“The search located a Hydro bypass in the residence and just under 900 marijuana plants in various stages of growth,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Nobody was at thes house at the time the search was done.

The house has been posted under the City of Vernon’s drug remediation bylaw, and power has been shut off to the home for safety reasons.

The home can’t be lived in or sold until the owner brings it up to code.

The file is still under investigation as officers attempt locate the residents of the place.


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