RCMP found 13

Significant grow operation shut down in Falkland area

Police seize 13,383 plants at rural property on Culling Road

  • Mar. 22, 2012 8:00 a.m.

RCMP have shut down what they are calling one of the largest marijuana grow operations ever in the North Okanagan.

On Wednesday, RCMP officers searched a rural property in the 4300 block of Culling Road in the Falkland area after a lengthy investigation.

“The search located 13,383 marijuana plants is various stages of development in a large outbuilding,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson

The operation was being run off a generator for its power supply.

“This is one of the largest grow operations we have dismantled in the area,” said Sgt Dave Evans, of the RCMP’s rural detachment.

“This is just one more of the illegal grow operations we have targeted in our area. We will continue to conduct these kinds of investigations in the future.”

A 38-year-old man was taken into custody at the Culling Road property.

 

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