Castlegar man gets second drug conviction after police raid
A Castlegar man is facing a second drug conviction in as many months, after a drug raid Feb. 7.
Nathan Blaine Dean, 26, was arrested and convicted on Jan. 23 of this year, after police found 87 marijuana plants and 11 pounds of packaged marijuana in a Rossland residence.
Dean was busted again on Feb. 7, after police executed a warrant on a home in rural Castlegar, finding a recently-dismantled grow operation as well as about six ounces of packaged marijuana bud.
“Dean appeared today in Castlegar Provincial Court and was convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance …(and was) sentenced to 90 days in jail,” said RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr, adding an adult female was arrested at the same time and is slated to appear in Castlegar court in March.
“The Castlegar and Trail Crime Reduction Units continue to aggressively pursue any illegal drug activity within the cities of Castlegar and Trail to ensure the safety of the communities,” Orr said. “Anyone with any information regarding illegal drug activity is urged to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.”