Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP executed a pair of search warrants at licenced grow operations Wednesday morning.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP executed a pair of search warrants at licenced grow operations Wednesday morning.

Vernon RCMP execute warrants at licensed grow operations

Two fully licensed grow operations are being investigated by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP

Two fully licensed grow operations are being investigated by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP.

Police executed two search warrants at two licensed grow-ops early Wednesday.

“It is alleged that although licensed, the grow operations were being operated for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance, and production for the purpose of trafficking with possible ties to organized crime,” said RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Shortly after 6 a.m., police attended a commercial building in the 2400 block of 14th Avenue.

A 25-year-old woman was arrested at the scene without incident. A 43-year-old man associated to the address was arrested in his vehicle after he left the location.

Nearly an hour later, police attended a home in the 6500 block of Scott Road in Okanagan Landing.

Two people, a 44-year-old man and 42-year-old woman, were arrested at the scene.

Reports of shots fired at the location can be attributed to the use of police shotguns discharging a round specifically designed to quickly open a secured door, said Moskaluk.

The two searches were conducted without incident, with evidence being seized at both locations to further the investigation into allegations of the production of a controlled substance for unlawful purposes and production of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

“The investigation into these licensed grow operations is ongoing and include efforts to fully determine the extent of the involvement and link to organized crime,” said Moskaluk.

All four were released from custody though charges may still be pending.