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Three arrested in multi-level indoor grow op in Princeton

May 18th, 2011

On Tuesday, May 17 Princeton RCMP executed a search warrant on a rural property in the 2400 block of Highway 3, east of Princeton.

This large property housed a sophisticated, multi-level indoor marijuana grow operation that was contained inside a quonset structure. There were two levels above ground, and a bunker under the floor created using a 50-foot steel container.

At the time of the police search, only one of the grow rooms was in full operation. 1,100 mature marijuana plants were seized along with related equipment including a 70 kVa diesel generator.

Sgt. Dave Clare, who commands the Princeton RCMP Detachment, says that this grow operation had the potential for a significant yield if all the rooms were active.

“The calculated yield from the marijuana plants from this seizure would be enough to provide the high school students in Princeton with 1,384 joints each.” 

Princeton RCMP arrested a 45-year-old male, a 47-year-old female and their 26-year-old son, all residents of Princeton. They were released from custody on bail pending their first court appearance on Sept. 15.

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