RCMP take down marijuana grow op in quiet Sicamous neighbourhood

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest 41-year-old Surrey man connected to grow op.

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A quiet Sicamous neighbourhood saw some excitement yesterday as police searched a residence to uncover a large marijuana grow operation.

While executing a search warrant at a Larch Avenue home on Wednesday, April 18, investigating officers discovered a grow with about 1,000 plants in various stages of growth.

“It was obvious from the set up that the sole purpose of this residence was to grow marijuana,” says Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Carl Vinet.

The investigation actually began earlier this month after RCMP heard from concerned residents. Then, on the 18th, Salmon Arm RCMP officers assisting the Sicamous detachment pulled over a vehicle associated with the residence. Further investigation led to the arrest of the vehicle’s sole occupant, a 41-year-old Surrey man. As a result of this arrest, investigating officers were able to attain the search warrant.

The Surrey man is scheduled to appear before a justice of the peace this morning.

Vinet says the matter remains under investigation, and asks anyone with any information that may help in the investigation contact the detachment at 250-836-2878, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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