Dallas grow-up bust nets plants, dried bud
One man will likely face drug charges after Kamloops Mounties busted a marijuana-grow operation at a home in Dallas over the weekend.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said investigators executed a search warrant on a home in the 1300-block of Crestwood Drive just before 10 p.m. on Friday, May 13.
Inside, he said, they found 154 marijuana plants and three pounds of dried marijuana.
“Police arrested a 42-year-old from the Lower Mainland inside the residence, which did not appear to be regularly lived in,” Learned said.
“Investigators believe the sole purpose of the house was for its use as a marijuana-grow operation.”
Learned said damage to the home was extensive, and noted it will likely require a full interior re-build before being deemed suitable for future occupancy.
Friday’s bust marks the fourth grow-op in east Kamloops to be shut down by police since last month.
On April 1, Mounties executed warrants at three homes — two in Dallas and one in Barnhartvale.
In those busts, an estimated $1.5 million worth of drugs was seized.
At the time, police said the grow-ops were likely linked to organized crime.
The suspect arrested in Friday’s raid was released from custody pending a Kamloops Law Courts appearance in July.