The source of the dispute near Silverton is believed to be marijuana.

Police say Silverton stabbing had to do with marijuana grow op

Further investigation by RCMP into a violent assault near Silverton has been completed.

Further investigation by RCMP into a violent assault near Silverton has been completed and police are now saying they believe it to be a targeted attack.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Slocan Lake and Nakusp RCMP members responded to a report of an armed robbery in Silverton involving two suspects with guns.

Two male subjects reportedly entered a Red Mountain Road residence pointing firearms and got into a physical altercation with two residents. One of the residents was stabbed and one of the suspects was also stabbed. Following the altercation, the two victims were able to flee the scene and the occurrence was reported to police.

The suspects departed the residence and their vehicle description was passed along to neighbouring detachments and the Nelson Police Department. Road checks were strategically set up and patrols of the area were made.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Midway and South Okanagan RCMP stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 3 near Bridesville. The  four male suspects were taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of the suspect vehicle revealed a handgun and pellet gun.

Police now say the incident involved a marijuana grow operation. The victims have confirmed they know one of the suspects.

The two suspects arrested in this occurrence have been remanded until Thursday, November 29, 2012, where they will appear in Provincial Court in Nakusp. The specific charges have not yet been approved. The other two male suspects arrested in this occurrence have been released from custody with no charges pending.

All four males first arrested reside in the Lower Mainland/ Vancouver area. The names of the suspects will not be released until charges are approved. The suspects ages vary between 22 and 62 years of age.

The police investigation is continuing.

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