Large Lumby grow-op busted

Grow-op on Mabel Lake Road in Lumby dismanted

  • Jul. 26, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Early Tuesday, North Okanagan Detachment members from the Lumby office executed search warrants for theft of telecommunications and Controlled Drug and Substance Act at a rural property off of Mabel Lake Road in Lumby.

Two people, a 51 year old man and a 48 year old woman, were arrested shortly after officers arrived at the property. A search of the property was conducted and 1,541 marihuana plants were located and seized from a large out-building that was set up for the production of marijuana.

Officers advise that the male is expected to face charges of theft of hydro, possession for the purposes of trafficking, and production of marijuana charges at a later date.

The Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP continue in their enforcement initiatives to investigate and dismantle grow operations in the region and ask anyone with any information about grow operations in the North Okanagan region to contact them.