Man in custody after drug bust in Royston

A Royston man remains in custody after Comox Valley RCMP found a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation and two guns recently.

Comox Valley RCMP busted what they are calling a sophisticated marijuana growing operation in Royston.

A Royston man remains in custody after Comox Valley RCMP found a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation and two guns recently.

The RCMP with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team searched a home Oct. 1 in the 3900 block of Harrison Place in Royston. Marijuana was located in various stages of production throughout the home. A semi-automatic rifle and a loaded .45-calibre handgun were found.

Seth Nathaniel Wing, 31, of Royston faces charges of Unlawful Production of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Loaded, Restricted Firearm and Unlawful Storage of a Firearm.

His next scheduled court appearance is Oct. 18.

“This serves as a reminder to the public that marijuana grow operations, including medicinal grow operations, often include a criminal element  and the potential of violence,” said Cpl. Paul Douglas of the Comox Valley RCMP’s drug section.

Police remind people that if you observe any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood to report this to your local detachment or CrimeStoppers.

— Comox Valley RCMP

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