Two more Kamloops houses have been dealt with under the City’s grow-op bylaw, with one being demolished and the other still in the works.
Dave Jones, City properties inspector, said he’s seeing more grow-op houses being turned over to banks as the owners have defaulted on the mortgages.
Marijuana production inside the houses can lead to mould and spores spreading throughout the building, jerry-rigged electrical alterations and other hazards.
“The costs (to repair the problems) sometimes outweigh the value of the house,” said Jones.
The latest two cases he dealt with were on Yew Street and Lorne Street. The Lorne house is gone and the Yew house owner is still figuring out how to deal with the situation, he said.