Unattended commercial grow-op busted

Police busted a commercial-style grow-op near Edgewood earlier this week.

Police busted a commercial-style grow-op near Edgewood earlier this week.

A hydro bypass tipped off Nakusp RCMP who executed a search warrant Tuesday at a residence in the 8900 block of Highway 6.

“Upon attendance the officers discovered a large, commercial-style, marijuana grow operation containing over 3,800 plants ranging in size from seedlings to 2 feet in height,” said Sgt. Darryl Little of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment in a press release.

At the time of the search there were no occupants present on the property, however, there was evidence to suggest the operation was being tended to on a regular basis.

The RCMP will be continuing to conduct their investigation to determine the people responsible for conducting this growing operation and stealing power. Police intend to lay criminal charges.

“Police continue to make drug enforcement a priority for the detachment and the RCMP,” said Little.

Information regarding anyone involved in the illegal production or trafficking of drugs are encouraged to contact either the Nakusp Detachment at 250-265-3677 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. For those concerned, anonymity will be ensured.