Marijuana grow-op shut down

Vernon RCMP grow-op bust nets 130 plants and 20 pounds of bud

  • Jul. 20, 2011 8:00 p.m.

A marijuana grow operation has been permanently closed in Vernon.

Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, officers searched a residence in the 1600 block of 32nd Street.

“The search of the basement located 130 mature marijuana plants and more than 20 pounds of dried bud,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

“Some of it had been packaged to be shipped or sold, and there was a large amount of cash.”

The house has been posted under the city’s drug bylaw.

A 28-year-old man was arrested and he is expected to be released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.