Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
It’s perfectly legal for Canadian adults 19 and older to grow as many as four cannabis plants in a residence for personal use, but cultivating 5,000 pot plants on a B.C. mountainside is simply pushing things too far.
Apparently, that was a message that bore repeating by the Lytton RCMP when officers carrying out aerial operations had little problem spotting the sizeable grow near the Fraser Valley town in late August.
The enforcement team returned the following day with the RCMP helicopter to clear away what appears to be a clearly illegal grow bit by bit, according to Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, a spokesperson for the Southeast District RCMP.
Given the remoteness of the location, using the helicopter was “integral in safely dismantling this seemingly illegal cannabis grow operation,” including avoiding things like traps, said Lytton commander Sgt. Curtis Davis, according to Castanet.