Man arrested after unlicensed grow op found

The unlicensed grow op was discovered in the Edgewood area.

  • Fri Feb 12th, 2016 5:00pm
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A 49 year old man was arrested after an unlicensed grow op was found in the Edgewood area.

RCMP officers executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

Marijuana was detected, and air services based out of Kelowna were used to gather further evidence.

Nakusp RCMP seized 359 plants, 13.7 kilograms of marijuana bud, and 106.6 grams of hash.

The bud is the material that is produced by the female plant that you consume. It contains the ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Hash (hashish) is the resin collected from the flowers of the cannabis plant. Hash is usually smoked in pipes, water pipes, joints, and hookahs, sometimes mixed with cannabis flowers or tobacco. It can also be eaten.

The total street value is estimated at $ 70,000.

“It’s a significant seizure for marijuana,” said Cpl. Jason Burndred of the Nakusp RCMP. “It’s been the largest seizure of marijuana since I’ve been here, and one of the largest seizures of marijuana that I’ve ever been involved in.

Burndred was with the drug unit in Penticton for two and a half years.

The man cannot be named yet. He has been released on a promise to appear. His court date is in April.

There will be no further arrests stemming from this operation.