An RCMP photo shows one of the grow rooms located by police in a Malakwa residence.

Police nab Surrey man in grow-op bust

Surrey man ran out of a Malakwa residential grow-op and into the arms of police.

A Surrey man ran out of a Malakwa residence and into the arms of police who had arrived to investigate a suspected marijuana grow operation.

Sicamous RCMP Cpl. J.R. Lechky said police, including officers from the Sicamous and Revelstoke detachments, as well as from Trans-Canada East Traffic Services, Forensic Identification Services and a police dog from Vernon, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at the Malakwa residence on Tuesday, June 30.

The warrant was obtained after police received information from a community member.

“A significant marijuana grow operation containing more than 1,500 marijuana plants was located inside the residence, and in an outbuilding on the property,” said Lechky. “Charges are being recommended against a 36-year-old male from Surrey, B.C., who was arrested after he was observed running out of the house when the police arrived at the property.”

The suspect has since been released from custody and has a court date in October at the Salmon Arm Provincial Court.

 

 

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