Marijuana plants seized

A 31-year-old Summerland man was arrested and 492 marijuana plants were seized from a commercial building in Summerland on Friday evening.

A 31-year-old Summerland man was arrested and 492 marijuana plants were seized from a commercial building in Summerland on Friday evening.

The incident occurred at a building in the 9000 block of Shale Avenue.

The man had a Designated Person Production Licence, issued by Health Canada for the production of marijuana.

“He was not operating according to his licence,” said Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP.

All the plants at the facility, along with the related equipment were seized.

A police investigation is continuing.

Police say they have received numerous complaints about marijuana grow operations in Summerland this year.

“Each one we investigated had licences,” Lacroix said.

Changes in the regulations governing the production of medical marijuana will take effect in early spring.