Merritt RCMP has arrested 16 persons and seized cannabis and cannabis growing equipment.
On November 19, 2020, Merritt RCMP executed a Cannabis Act search warrant on a rural property in the Merritt BC area. A large commercial building was located with approximately 800 cannabis plants at various stages of growth. 16 people were located inside of the building.
This number of cannabis plants would equate to one cannabis cigarette for every person living in the community of Kelowna. This operation would produce that amount at least 3 times per year, states Cpl. Derrick Francis of the Merritt RCMP.