Tuesday, October 05, 2010

RCMP take down grow op on east side of the city

A combined effort of different RCMP units in the city  executed a search warrant on the weekend and  shut down a grow op on Crestview Drive on the city's east side.

The investigation which started in August culminated with the weekend police action which involved members of the  North District Border Integrity Program, along with assistance from Prince Rupert General Duty RCMP.officers, the Police Dog Unit and the Identification Unit
The search resulted in 670 marijuana plants worth a value of $250,000 being seized by the RCMP. In the course of  the investigation the RCMP also discovered that a hydro bypass was being used in the residence a situation that also will bring charges.

There are a number of charges facing a 52 year old Vancouver man who was arrested at the residence. The accused will appear in Prince Rupert court in December to face charges of Theft of Telecommunications, one count of Production of a Controlled Substance and one count of Production of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

RCMP officials were quick to credit tips provided by community residents in the successful operation and arrest in this case.

They  urged residents to continue to offer assistance should they see suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods.

Full details of the investigation and arrest were outlined in a press release issued today by the Prince Rupert Detachment of the RCMP.

Opinion 250-- Prince Rupert Grow Op Busted

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