Castlegar RCMP search shuts down illegal grow-op
One male was taken into custody Monday (October 19) after Castlegar RCMP, with asistance of the Kootenay Boundary Regional GIS Section, executed a search of a residence in the downtown area of Castlegar.
The search warrant was sought under the authority of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act after the Castlegar RCMP obtained information regarding an active marijuana growing operation in a residence.
“In addition to the illegal grow operation there was an indication that there were firearms in the home,” said Corporal Dave Johnson of the Castlegar RCMP.
“Once the warrant was obtained, a team of police officers from the Castlegar Detachment and the GIS Section attended the home and were able to conduct a safe and thorough search of the home that resulted in the locating of actively growing marijuana plants, a significant amount of dried marijuana, cash and firearms.”
Johnson said the male, later released on conditions and to attend court in December, is charged with Production of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, also Possession of a Prohibited Firearm and Unsafe Storage of a Firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
Johnson said RCMP across the Kootenay Boundary area are always working hard to keep their communities safe, information provided by citizens living in the community go a long way to ensuring their community stays the safe place we all enjoy to live in.