UPDATED: Police bust a pair of Grow Ops in the West Kootenay

Two busts, one near Winlaw BC and one near Crescent Valley BC

(SUBMITTED BY THE RCMP) – “Correction on date, these took place in September and not August as previously stated”. (RCMP) – On September 12, 2017 Central Kootenay RCMP, New Denver Detachment, executed a search warrant at a property on Hwy 6 near Winlaw. One female was arrested at the property and more that 400 very large marihuana plants were located along with marihuana bud and various marihuana products. Police continue to investigate and will be requesting charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

On September 15, 2017 Central Kootenay RCMP, Nelson Detachment, located a grow operation on crown land near Crescent Valley. Two males were arrested while harvesting the marihuana plants. More than 150 marihuana plants were being grown in this operation. Both men were released from custody and will appear in court on a later date.

Police want to remind the public that the production of marihuana is still illegal in Canada and police will be making arrests and needs the publics help by reporting any suspicious activity to your local police or anonymously to Crimestoppers.