Falkland marijuana grow-op shut down

Two men and two women were arrested without incident and taken into custody

More than 700 marijuana plants have been seized from a Falkland area property.

In January, the RCMP began an investigation into a suspected grow operation on a large rural property, which did not have a medicinal marihuana license.

On Thursday, officers executed a search warrant on the property.

Search teams arrested four people who were on the property at the time, and assisted in the preliminary search of all the buildings. As a result, a large grow operation with 700 plants was located in a metal workshop.

Two men and two women were arrested without incident and taken into custody. Two were from the Lower Mainland and two were from Nelson.

“Targeting grow operations like this one, is one of our detachment’s strategic priorities, and it’s important to the communities we police in the North Okanagan to disrupt this activity,” said Staff Sgt. Percy, officer in charge of the general investigation section.