Marijuana balcony cookery draws drug squad
By Shelley Jordan
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May 06, 2014 - 2:02 PM
KELOWNA - An outdoor marijuana cook off on a Sunset Drive balcony drew police from around the province Monday night.
Police got a complaint about a possible lab in an 18th floor apartment in the 1000 block of Sunset Drive. They told police the occupants of the unit were cooking something on the balcony that was giving off toxic fumes.
Kelowna RCMP sent out uniformed officers along with the E Division Federal Clan Lab Team to investigate the following day. They used a search warrant to enter and found a small amount of marijuana budder or perhaps oil and equipment used to create the substance.
"This is an extremely dangerous process," RCMP Const. Kris Clark says. "The items used in themselves are not dangerous and are found around the house, but when combined... the process used is known to have a high risk of explosion."
Clark says every occupant in the condo complex was at risk while the chemicals were used. No one was home when police moved in and no arrests were made.
Because of potential hazards involved, the Kelowna Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance Service were called to the scene in advance of the warrant execution.
A 20-year-old Kelowna man could face potential charges of production of a controlled substance as well as possession of a controlled substance.
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