Police shut down two marijuana-grow operations

Marijuana plants confiscated in Spallumcheen and Westside Road area

  • Dec. 22, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Two North Okanagan marijuana-grow operations have been put out of business.

On Sunday, RCMP officers investigated a report of a possible marijuana-grow operation at a residence in the 600 block of Cougar Road, off Westside Road.

“During the investigation members stopped a truck after it was seen leaving the area,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

“As a result of that traffic stop, members seized 39 potted plants that appeared to be in transit to another growing location as they were not yet fully matured.”

Two Kelowna occupants of the truck — a 22-year-old man and 54-year-old man — were arrested.

“Police were able to get a search warrant for the residence.  It resulted in the seizure of growing equipment and discovery of a hydro bypass,” said Molendyk.

“This grow operation had the capacity to grow well beyond the number of plants seized and police suspect other plants had been moved prior to this search.”

The two suspects have been released from custody for a court date in the new year.

“The RCMP are continuing the investigation to gather evidence to support production and theft of hydro charges,” said Molendyk.

Then on Tuesday, officers conducted an investigation into a possible marijuana-grow operation in the 1700 block of Eagle Rock Road in Spallumcheen.

“The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 400 marijuana plants in various stages of growth and related growing equipment,” said Molendyk.

“In this case, police have been able to identify the people involved in this operation but no charges are laid at this time.”

The investigation into the Eagle Rock Road case is continuing.

 

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