Drug Bust in Thornhill Nets $68,000 Worth of Marijuana

A man is facing drug-related charges, following a marijuana grow-op bust in Thornhill late last week.

RCMP say that, acting on a tip, officers carried out a couple of search warrants on a property near Thornhill Street and Old Lakelse Lake Drive at around 6pm Thursday evening, where they seized 723 plants in various stages of growth, and 15 pounds of dried marijuana.

Police estimate that was enough marijuana to make more than 20,000 joints.
 
Processing and growing equipment, as well as chemicals were also seized.

RCMP estimate the street value of the drug at about $68,000.   

A room with bright lights and fans attached to the walls houses large black pots of marijuana plants. Small plants in red plastic cups line shelves higher up on the wall.

Pictured above is a room full of plants in
different stages of growth. Below is a marijuana processing
machine, all seized as part of a
police investigation.


A metal and black industrial machine pictured in a room with clear and paper bags of marijuana leaves.  

 

=== RCMP NEWS RELEASE ===

Terrace police bust pot production operation

Terrace

2018-06-08 15:14 PDT

File # 18-4981

 

Enough marijuana to make more than 20,000 joints was seized by police following a grow-op bust in Thornhill Thursday evening.

On June 7, 2018 around 6 p.m., Terrace RCMP executed two search warrants on a property near Thornhill Street and Old Lakelse Lake Drive after receiving a tip about a marijuana growing operation.

During the bust, police seized 723 plants in various stages of growth and 15 pounds of dried marijuana. In and of itself, the dried marijuana is enough to make approximately 20,400 joints. Processing and growing equipment, as well as chemicals were also seized by police. If sold by the gram, the approximate street value of the dried marijuana is $68,000.

One man was arrested on drug related offenses. He was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.

If you have information about crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting keyword TERRACE followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).
 

 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Community Policing / Media Liaison
Terrace RCMP
terrace.bc.rcmp.ca
3205 Eby St., Terrace BC, V8G 2X7
Office: 250-638-7400