Vernon RCMP bust two licensed marijuana grow operations

By Ron Manz
July 20, 2016 - 2:01pm

VERNON, B.C. — RCMP executed two search warrants on a pair of licensed marijuana grow operations in Vernon this morning.

Cpl Dan Moskaluk says police believe in both cases, they were being operated for the purpose of drug trafficking, with possible ties to organized crime.

"Although there were two separate searches conducted, both searches fall under the same investigation, with linkages between the two operations," said Moskaluk. 

A commercial building in the 24-hundred block of 14th Avenue and a home in the 65-hundred block of Scott Road were raided.

Moskaluk says reports of shots fired at the Scott Road site were actually from police discharging a shotgun designed to quickly open a secured door.

Four people were taken into custody at the two locations, two men and two women, with the investigation ongoing.

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