RCMP sniff out grow op in Yarrow

Chilliwack RCMP are continuing to investigate what they’re calling a “sophisticated indoor marihauna grow operation” in Yarrow.

Chilliwack RCMP are continuing to investigate the discovery of an 800-plant grow op in Yarrow.

Chilliwack RCMP are continuing to investigate the discovery of an 800-plant grow op in Yarrow.

Chilliwack RCMP are continuing to investigate what they’re calling a “sophisticated indoor marihauna  grow operation” in Yarrow.

Two weeks ago police seized over 800 marihuana plants from  a property in the 4400 block of Boundary Road.

The Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) gathered evidence in relation to the property after the strong smell of marihuana was noticed in the area.

“A sophisticated indoor marihuana grow operation was located by officers inside of a barn and greenhouse during the execution of the search warrant. Two people found on the property were not taken into custody,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.

Once the investigation is complete a Crown counsel will determine if charges of production of a controlled substance should be laid against the property owners.

“Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone who has specific information about this property or individuals associated to it to contact the RCMP at 604-792-4611,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.

The Chilliwack RCMP CRU remind the public that some common signs of a Marihuana Grow Operation are:

 

·         Rental buildings (residential and commercial) are often used so criminals avoid damage to their own property.

·         Residents may only be home occasionally for short periods of time.

·         Unusual behaviours ranging from no visitors to frequent visitors for short periods.

·         Windows covered with dark plastic or newspaper.

·         Condensation on windows due to high humidity levels inside.

·         Skunk-like odour of growing marihuana can occasionally be detected outside.

·         Unusual garbage: little or no garbage or unusual items (e.g. pots and soil, fertilizer containers, wiring, PVC piping).