Sentencing for man charged in explosion and fire in the Gulch in Trail

A Trail man has been sentenced after an explosion and fire destroyed a home Rossland Avenue in the Gulch in May of 2018.

RCMP say the occupant, 44 year old Justin Owen Van Dusen had been producing cannabis Oil in the basement of the residence.

He plead guilty last month to a production of a scheduled substance, and arson by negligence, and was sentenced to a 90 day intermittent jail sentence,  and was ordered to pay over 74 thousand dollars in restitution.

He also received a mandatory prohibition order for firearms and weapons.

The man also suffered serious burns in the incident.

Meanwhile Trail RCMP say there may be a fine facing a resident after a fire in West Trail Friday morning.

RCMP was called into help Regional Fire Rescue with the investigation, because the unoccupied residence contained an indoor marijuana grow operation which contained approximately 6-hundred marijuana plants.

The owner presented the RCMP with four licence's to produce Marihuana; however,  RCMP say that three of the licence's were expired.  

The RCMP continue to investigate the incident under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.  

The owner may be facing a monetary fine for overproducing Marihuana