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.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

FedEx distribution centre coming to Castlegar

Development permit for ground facility before council next week.

Kootenay teams heading for curling provincials

Team Buchy and Team Nichols won the senior playdowns.

Trust delivers social grants, several in Trail and Rossland

Columbia Basin Trust supports 31 projects with $680,000 in social grants

Hospital in Trail goes from zero to 100!

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is one of 4 service hospitals operating in Interior Health

Join Take a Hike for a night of fun at the Salmo Ski Hill

West Kootenay Take a Hike is based in the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Kelowna’s ‘Baby Mary’ finds biological parents after more than 30 years

Geneologist and DNA test helped her connect with her biological parents

Kelowna hotel to award couples for baby-making with Nooner deal

The deal includes a free stay every Valentine’s Day for the next 18 years

On the job hunt with Nelson’s Make A Change Canada

The employment charity is organizing next week’s Kootenay Patricks, Montreal Canadiens game

‘Scariest boat ride of my life’: Passengers trapped by ice on rocky B.C. ferry sailing

The Nimpkish docked in Bella Coola on Jan.12 coated in a thick layer of ice

B.C. pair ordered to pay $55,000 for oil tank discovered four years after selling home

Judge says defendants breached contract, despite being unaware of tank until basement flooded

Canada to give $25,000 to families of each Canadian who died in Iran plane crash

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also made it clear that Canada still expects Iran to compensate victims

Most Read