Drugs found in bunker on Kaleden property

Two men arrested at home where 298 marijuana plants were discovered

Two men were arrested when police raided a suspected grow operation in Kaleden.

The Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Wednesday on a White Lake Road home, where police discovered a large marijuana grow operation in a bunker underneath a garage on the property. Police seized 298 marijuana plants along with a large amount of growing equipment.

Two men, including the property owner, were arrested at the scene without incident. The men, both known to police, are facing charges of production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. An additional charge of breach of recognizance has been recommended against one of the men. Both men were released from custody on a promise to appear in court on May 9.