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1,446 plants seized in bust

Two Spallumcheen resident's grow-op was busted Tuesday seizing over 1,400 marijuana plants.

Investigation on the pair began in October 2012 with Armstrong police became suspicious of a possible grow-op in the 3300 block of Hope Drive.

On Tuesday, a search warrant was issued and North Okanagan RCMP with the assistance of the K9 team conducted the search.

A 53-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were arrested on the scene. They told police they had a license to grow medical marijuana but further investigation revealed the license was for a different property and considerably less plants (392).

In total 1,446 marijuana plants were seized from the residence along with all of the growing equipment.

Power to the residence was disconnected by BC Hydro for electrical safety concerns.

Both suspects have since been released on a promise to appear for a court date July 31.

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