Hydro theft tips marijuana grow op in North Saanich

Lands End house contained no furniture, but housed 300 marijuana plants

Sidney North Saanich RCMP ripped apart a drug operation in North Saanich on Friday (Dec. 16).

They dismantled a “sophisticated marijuana growing operation” in the 1200 block of Lands End Road said Cpl. Chris Swain.

A report of hydro theft led officers to serve a search warrant at about 10:30 that morning. “When officers entered the residence, they found that nobody was inside, but discovered a marijuana growing operation,” Swain said. “The house was being used solely for growing marijuana and contained no furniture or other items to support inhabitants.”

More than 300 plants were spread through four rooms in the house.

“It was also determined that hydro service to the residence had been dangerously bypassed to support the grow operation,” Swain said.

Officers seized the equipment and plants and are currently working to identify those responsible.


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