Cannabis Production – Warrant Executed in Cawston area

RCMP

Officers in Keremeos executed a search warrant on an illicit cannabis growing facility.
On September 24th, 2019, Keremeos RCMP executed a search warrant under Section 18 of the Cannabis Control & Licensing Act.
Over the past couple months, RCMP were investigating a report of an illicit cannabis growing facility located on VLA Road in Cawston, BC. The facility was allegedly growing a large amount of cannabis without licencing from Health Canada. During the investigation, Officers observed a large number of cannabis plants growing on the property.
A search warrant was granted for Officers to enter onto the property. With assistance from the Oliver and Osoyoos Detachments, along with the Police Dog Service and South Okanagan Traffic Services, Officers executed the search warrant on September 24th.
Over 500 plants were seized. A man in his 50’s was arrested at the scene, and later released from the custody. The investigation is on-going, with charges being recommended to the BC Prosecution Service.