Thursday, June 24, 2010

RCMP Dismantle Nanaimo Grow Op

520 Plants Seized From Rock City Rd. House
Suspects Sought

A marihuana grow operation was dismantled yesterday afternoon in the 3300 block of Rock City Rd revealing hundreds of plants.

Nanaimo Municipal Drug members assisted by General Duty members carried out a search warrant on the split level home at approximately 11:30 AM yesterday morning. Officers worked throughout the day seizing 520 marihuana plants and 20 grow lights in what was described by officers as "a “mid to high level sophisticated” operation. Plants in various stages of growth ranging from 6 inches to 3 ft were located in a basement grow room. No persons were home at the time when officers entered and there was no indication children were living in the residence. Investigators believe, based on evidence obtained, at least three adults were residing in the home. It was found that Hydro was also being diverted to run the grow operation.

“Officers are actively searching for these three persons and if they cannot be located in the next couple of days, warrants will be issued for their arrest. Police are recommending charges of Production of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Theft of Hydro under the Criminal Code of Canada” said Constable Gary O’Brien, media spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP.


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