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Domestic assault report uncovers grow-op

Chilliwack RCMP responding to a possible domestic assault earlier this month found a marijuana grow-op in the residence.

Three people were arrested, a 36-year-old Vancouver man who owns the home in the 8900-block Glenwood Street, and a 31-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman who had been living there since May.

All are facing charges of production of a controlled substance.

The 700 marijuana plants, discovered during the standard "safety search" of a residence when police respond to a domestic assault report, were located on the lower floor. Half the plants were 3-4 feet high, and the other half were juveniles.

The grow-op was dismantled after police obtained a search warrant, and a municipal 'No Occupancy' order was placed on the residence by city bylaw enforcement officers.

A hydro bypass was also located, and further charges of theft of electricity may be laid.

"Whatever way we can come upon marijuana grow-ops, we'll certainly take it," RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said.

If police can reduce the crime that marijuana grow operation generate, she said, it will meet the objectives of the RCMP's three-year strategic plan to keep Chilliwack and other Fraser Valley communities safe.

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