Police seized more than 2,700 marijuana plants from a Mission home last week. / Black Press File Photo

RCMP seize more than 2,700 marijuana plants from a home in Mission

Plants discovered in a property located on the 32800 block of Cameron Avenue

Police seized more than 2,700 marijuana plants from a Mission home last week.

On Aug. 14, RCMP officers, with Federal Serious and Organized Crime, executed a search warrant on a property in Mission and found a significant marijuana grow operation.

The search came as part of an investigation into the illegal inter-provincial shipping of marijuana in where packages of up to 50 pounds were sent through courier businesses.

When officers entered the property, located on the 32800 block of Cameron Avenue in Mission, they found 2717 plants in various stages of growth, in 12 rooms in a residence and a business.

Four people were located inside, none of which were the registered owner. All have been released as the investigation continues.

“In this particular instance the property owner did have a license to grow medicinal marijuana, but the sheer number of plants we located grossly out-numbered what was legally permitted,” explained Superintendent Richard Bergevin, Officer in Charge of Major Projects, RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime.

“Unfortunately, despite new legislation there are still criminals looking to profit from illegal grow-ops and distribution of marijuana.”

The property, and everything located on it, has been referred to the Civil Forfeiture Office for review.

Since search and seizure of the marijuana the property has been deemed uninhabitable due to the extensive damage caused by the grow operation.

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