RCMP bust grow op on Viers Crescent

A man is facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking following the Oct. 24 bust in a rented home.

Revelstoke RCMP took about 60 marijuana plants from a “small, sophisticated” grow op on Viers Crescent on Oct. 24.

Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney said a single male resident has been arrested and is facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He said the man had rented the house and appeared to be living in the home alongside the grow op. Damage to the home as a result of the cultivation operation was minimal.

RCMP don’t have any other suspects at this time. Blakney said it was the first time this individual has been charged with marijuana production.

Blakney warned that grow ops pose an electrical hazard. “There’s always a risk of fire,” he said.

The man is scheduled to appear in Revelstoke Provincial Court on Jan.9, 2013 to face the charges.


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