Marie Reine, Alberta – On April 19th, 2018 the Peace Regional RCMP General Duty, and General Investigations Section members, assisted by an RCMP Police Dog Service member executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant on a suspected marihuana grow operation at a rural residence near Marie Reine, Alberta.
Upon entry police located and seized 320 marihuana plants, miscellaneous drug production equipment, drug paraphernalia consistent with production and cultivation and a large amount of packaged cannabis marihuana. Police also located a stolen Side by Side ATV.
A thirty-four year old, male, from British Columbia has been arrested and charges are pending for the following offences:
. Possession for the purpose of trafficking Marihuana.
. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
. Production of Controlled Substance.
“These seizures and the recovery of stolen property are the result of dedicated members doing good police work in our rural areas,” says S/Sgt. Meyer
“We need your assistance. Cooperation between the RCMP and the public is instrumental to the success of our Crime Reduction efforts. The simple act of reporting any suspicious activity and/or crime provides us with the necessary information by which we gather intelligence.”
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call the Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611.
If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).