Drugs, firearms, and 4,000 marijuana plants seized from Abbotsford grow-op
The Abbotsford police has seized thousands of cannabis plants, and other drugs and firearms, from a rural property after the discovery of a large-scale marijuana grow operation.
On July 13, police accompanied conservation officers to a property in the 7400-block Walters Street to help with a search in a separate investigation.
Conservation officers spotted a large-scale marijuana grow-op on the premises and told police, who consulted federal officials to determine the legal status of the operation. The facility had a licence to grow marijuana, said police, but was producing more than what it was allowed.
“Visually, looking at the grow op, it was obvious there were quite a few plants in excess of their legal consignment of plants they’re allowed to grow,” said Const. Art Stele of the Abbotsford Police Department.
Using a new search warrant, police seized approximately 4,000 marijuana plants, two kilograms of suspected fentanyl, one kilogram of suspected cocaine and six firearms, including three sawed-off shotguns and a rifle.