Two arrested for grow op

Two Summerlanders were arrested as police seized marijuana plants and related grow equipment from a house on Cartwright Avenue.

Two Summerlanders were arrested as police seized marijuana plants and related grow equipment from a house on Cartwright Avenue.

The incident occurred on Jan. 28 when police searched a home in the 13000 block of Cartwright Avenue.

A total of 685 plants were seized, along with the grow equipment.

A 52-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman were arrested and are each facing charges of production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and theft of electricity.

They will appear in Penticton Provincial Court on March 26.

Cpl. Bruce Haley of the Summerland RCMP detachment said the operation was large when compared with other residential grow operations.

The plants were all mature, he added.

“They were just days away from harvesting,” he said. “We got in at the right time.”

The amount of marijuana from 685 plants is significant, he added.

“It’s definitely not for personal use.”

The electricity to the home had been bypassed to supply the grow lights and related equipment.

Police brought in an electrician to dismantle the bypass.

Building inspectors were also called to determine if the house can be made safe afterward.

The owner will be required to bring the house to code before it can be inhabited again.

 

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