Suspected grow-op busted

RCMP seize 122 plants in the 2700 block of 17th Street

RCMP had long suspected a house in the 2700 block of 17th Street contained a marijuana grow operation.

Their suspicions were confirmed Friday after police obtained a search warrant for the home.

“Our officers seized 122 plants and related equipment from the home,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “Officers believed this operation had been going for an extended period of time. The smell from it was evident in the neighbourhood.”

Two people inside the home were arrested.

A 48-year-old woman is expected to be charged and appear in court at a later date on charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and production. A man in the home was released without charges at this time.