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Medical pot grow busted

RCMP in Kelowna have shut down a medical marijuana operation in the city.

Working on a tip from police in Nova Scotia, local RCMP raided a property in the Paret Road area of Kelowna Nov. 1.

While the property was a licensed marijuana grow operation, police say the drugs were being used for monetary gain by the licence holder, and not exclusively for personal consumption.

Police say the drug was allegedly being harvested and sold to members of the Hells Angels.

During the raid, about 62 pounds of packaged marijuana bud was seized. A second warrant executed the next day led to the seizure of a further 2.6 pounds of marijuana packaged for distribution.

Another 94 mature plants ready for harvesting were also discovered in another building on the property.

“This joint investigation is a true example of how the sharing of information and working closely with other police agencies throughout Canada can combat crime,”  stated Sgt. Alex Lynch of the Kelowna SEU.  

The investigation is ongoing.



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