Police seized about 300 marijuana plants from a residence on Tuesday.
Members from the North District Integrated Marijuana Enforcement Task Force (NDIME) and the Williams Lake detachment executed a search warrant regarding a theft of electricity occurring at a property on Mikulasik Road, off Fox Mountain Road.
“Upon attendance, police located a marijuana grow operation inside the residence,” says Const. Lesley Smith, North District media relations officer. “Approximately 300 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were located and seized along with growing equipment and evidence to support the theft of electricity.”
RCMP arrested a 40-year-old female and a 41-year-old male who were living at the residence. Both adults are facing a number of charges including theft of telecommunications (electricity), production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The couple will be making their first court appearance in Williams Lake on Sept. 19.
The investigation is part of the Marijuana Grow Initiative, the RCMP’s national strategy to combat marijuana grow operations and the organized crime groups running them in our communities.
For more information on the National Anti-Drug Strategy, visit www.nationalantidrugstrategy.gc.ca