Courtenay grow-op raided

Eleven people facing charges

  • Feb. 1, 2016 8:00 a.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Comox Valley RCMP executed a search warrant for a marijuana grow operation at a residential property located on the 1500 block of Trumpeter Cres., Courtenay.

Marijuana and money were seized, and 11 individuals were arrested for production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.  Following the conclusion of the investigation, a report will be forwarded to Crown Counsel for determination of charges.

Residents are reminded, that the cost of having an illegal marijuana grow operation can cost you a lot more than a criminal record, it can cost you your home. The City of Courtenay has Bylaw No. 2285, 2003 which states any costs related to executing a search warrant on these properties can be added to the residential property taxes.

As well, utilities are disconnected and a ‘do not occupy’ order is placed on the residence by the city, until a property safety inspection is completed.

The impact of illegal marijuana grow operations affect not only residential areas with (issues such as) increased criminal activity, decreased real estate values, reduced quality of life (due to the odour of the plants and increased noise from additional heat pumps), fire hazards, health risks and environmental dangers, but whole communities.

“The Comox Valley Detachment remains committed to ensuring the safety of our community.  The co-operation of local residents is imperative in helping the police address the issue of Illegal marijuana grow operations in our neighbourhoods”, stated detachment commander Inspector Tim Walton.

Should you have any information about this or any crime, you are asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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