Police shut down grow op in West Kelowna

This house on Thomas Road was raided by police looking for a grow op Tuesday, Oct. 6.

WEST KELOWNA - A small neighbourhood in West Kelowna was locked down today, Oct. 6, as RCMP raided a house on Thomas Road.

For several hours in the afternoon, RCMP, West Kelowna Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance were at 1120 Thomas Rd.

One neighbour, who wishes not to be identified, says the owner of the house, a man from Montreal, has a licence to grow marijuana but has been selling illegally.

"There's a lot of kids that go there and they sell drugs to anybody," the neighbour says.

Police blocked off Concord Road for most of the afternoon as they went through the house in the quiet neighbourhood.

As of 2:30 p.m. all roads were reopened to residents however police remain at the scene.

RCMP refused to comment on whether or not any arrests have been made.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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