Two Pass Creek residents arrested after grow-op bust
Two Pass Creek residents were arrested after a grow-op raid yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"On July 25, members of the Castlegar Detachment Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from Castlegar Detachment General Duty and Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment GIS executed a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act on the residence and Quonset hut located on a rural property on Cherry Lane, in Pass Creek," he said. "The police located indoor and outdoor marihuana growing operations containing a total of 680 marihuana plants . Three loaded firearms were also found and seized.
"A 26-year -ld female suspect was arrested on scene and later released," Wicentowich added. "A 32-year-old male suspect turned himself into the Castlegar Detachment and was subsequently released by police. Both suspects are expected to make a first appearance in Castlegar Provincial Court on September 5."
He said police expect to lay charges of Production of a Controlled Substance under Section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and several charges under the Criminal Code relating to loaded firearms against both suspects.