Midway RCMP bust grow-op in Beaverdell
Midway RCMP discovered a grow-up in Beaverdell in early January after stopping a driver for a broken light. The driver gave the police the wrong name in order to hide his identity but the RCMP discovered he has been in Canada illegally for 10 years.
When they went to arrest him on Jan. 10, they found a grow-op in a Beaverdell residence. The grow-op had 1,600 freshly cultivated Cannabis plants, which Cpl. Kevin Christensen said was a fair size operation.
Currently, the RCMP are still looking for the suspect and are not able to release his name until an arrest has been made. Christensen said the grow-op was spread out into a quonset on the same property and that there were several individuals involved — most were originally from the Kelowna area.
This is the second grow-op that the RCMP have discovered in Beaverdell in the last few months. Late last year they discovered another operation, which was about a third the size of this one. Police say the two operations are unconnected.
The RCMP are wrapping up the investigation of the 2013 grow-op and will release more information when it’s finished.