Large Lumby pot grow unearthed
Jul 11, 2012 / 3:24 pm
RCMP in the North Okanagan seized nearly 2,000 marijuana plants during a raid on a home in the 1300 block of Mable Lake Road in Lumby on Tuesday.
Officers raided the home armed with two search warrants, one for Theft of Telecommunications and the other for Production of a Controlled Substance.
Inside the home, police found 1,951 marijuana plants, in various stages of growth, inside a large shop. They also discovered several pounds of dried bud and a large quantity of cash.
"There was a hydro by-pass that was supplying some of the electricity. A diesel generator in a large shipping container buried underground was supplying the remainder of the power," says RCMP spokesman, Gord Molendyk.
"It took several officers most of the day to dismantle the operation and remove the generator from the shipping container."
A 40-year-old resident was arrested at the scene and later released on a Promise to Appear.
"The RCMP in the North Okanagan continue to make it a priority to investigate the grow operations in our area. Police would like to remind everyone that if you suspect this type of activity in your neighbourhood to please contact the nearest detachment with the details," added Molendyk.
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