Burns Lake RCMP Dismantle Large Scale Marihuana Grow

Burns Lake, Prince Rupert

2017-10-04 10:09 PDT

File # 2017-2535

The Prince Rupert RCMP initiated an investigation into a Prince Rupert resident with known ties to an Organized Crime group. This investigation eventually lead police to a rural property in Northern B.C.

On Saturday September 30th, 2017 with the assistance of the emergency response team, and the Burns Lake RCMP officers located a large scale grow operation that consisted of approximately 3000 marihuana plants. The grow operation was located on Highway 16, near Forestdale Canyon Road west of Burns Lake BC.

"This investigation shows the multi-jurisdictional ties that Organized Crime groups have in Northern B.C.", stated Insp. Blake Ward, the Officer in Charge of the Prince Rupert RCMP. The RCMP will continue to target individuals with ties to Organized Crime groups to ensure the safety of community members.

Two men were arrested by Burns Lake RCMP and both were released with a December 8th 2017 court date in Burns Lake.

If you have any information related to criminal activity you are encouraged to contact your located RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) in order to keep your community safe.

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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