Elaborate marijuana grow ops taken down in Lake Country, West Kelowna

At least five people could be facing charges in connection with two unrelated marijuana growing operations that were subject to search warrants last week.

On Feb. 13, the Lake Country RCMP, with the assistance of Kelowna Police Dog Services, executed a search warrant on a residence and outbuilding in the 1200 block of Oceola Road in Lake Country.

Police located an elaborate marijuana growing op inside the outbuilding, as well as a hydro bypass.

They seized more than 300 grams of dried marijuana bud.

No one was home during the search and it appeared that the harvest had already been completed.

On the same day the West Kelowna RCMP, acting on a theft of hydro tip, executed a search warrant on a residence in the 3400 block of McTaggart Road.

During that search, police discovered a hydro bypass and a sophisticated marijuana growing op. Approximately 7,400 marijuana plants, in various stages of development, were seized and four men were arrested inside the residence.

Both investigations are ongoing.

A 58-year-old Lake Country man, a 29-year-old Summerland man and three West Kelowna men, aged 25, 28 and 46, all face potential charges of theft of electricity, production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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