NEWS RELEASE · 27th September 2010
Prince George RCMP
On September 25th, 2010 Prince George RCMP executed a search warrant in the 11000 block of Christopher Rd in Prince George, B.C.
Upon entering the residence members located a sophisticated marijuana grow operation which consisted of 1500 plants in various stages of growth . A hydro bypass used in the diversion of electricity was also seized along with other grow equipment .
A 47 year old male from the Lower Mainland was arrested and he will be facing charges of Production of Marijuana and Theft of hydro.
Investigators conservatively estimate that the plants seized from this marijuana grow operation would have produced 280 pounds of dried marijuana. This seizure was estimated at a street value of $560,000.00.
"Our community is really taking a stand and after recognizing "How to spot a Grow" we are receiving more tips and information that assist members with their investigations. A simple phone call from the public can start an elaborate investigation into a Grow that would have gone unnoticed if it were not for their support and involvement." Stated Cst. Lesley Smith, Prince George Media Relations Officer.