Creston RCMP seize 600 pot plants

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  • Mar. 3, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP took down another indoor grow-op last week, bringing the 2011 total to three.

Police arrived with a search warrant in the 200 block of Silvercrest Road on Feb. 25 and found a total of 600 plants in various states of growth. They also got their man.

“On arriving at the site, investigators were met by a 34-year-old male exiting an outbuilding on the property,” Staff Sgt. Gord Stewart said on Tuesday. “A check of the outbuilding found an indoor marijuana grow set up in two rooms.”

A search of the house on the Kitchener property revealed that another grow-op was located on the second storey.

The male was arrested and later released, facing charges of production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

The plants were destroyed and a “large quantity” of growing equipment was seized, Stewart said.

Stewart said the bust was a combined effort of the Creston RCMP detachment, the integrated border enforcement team and the Southeast District RCMP forensic identification unit.