Timely drug bust finds Rossland grow-op

Trail's Crime Reduction Unit searched a Rossland grow-op and arrested a 26-year-old man

Four twenty has evolved into a code word people use for pot smoking in general.

Four twenty should have been a code word for a drug bust for one Rossland resident last week.

Around 4:26 p.m. on Jan. 19 the Trail Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence in Rossland, arresting a 26-year-old man at the scene without incident.

The search of the residence revealed an indoor marijuana grow operation containing 87 plants.

However, attending officers also located 11 pounds of packaged marijuana in the man’s vehicle parked at the residence at the time of the search.

“Investigating members have reason to believe this large quantity of packaged marijuana would have been sold in the surrounding communities in short order,” said Cpl. Darryl Orr of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment, “making the timing of this seizure vital in preventing these drugs from making it to the street level.”

The man is currently held in custody and has been charged with production of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.