Mounties Seize Marijuana in Drug Raid
Chilliwack: Marijuana plants seized after a RCMP investigation led to the execution of a search warrant last week.
The investigation stemmed from a call made to the RCMP on November 7, 2017 by an individual requesting police assistance at a property in the 4600-block of Sweltzer Creek Road. Mechanical noises and suspicious structures on the property were reported to the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) by General Duty (GD) officers on scene.
On November 16th CRU officers supported by the Chilliwack Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) and First Nation Policing executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) warrant to search buildings on the property. Three men were taken into custody and 3800 marijuana plants were seized by police during the raid.
The three men were later released from police custody.
The RCMP will be submitting all circumstances of the investigation in a report to Federal Crown Counsel for their assessment of charges.
“Alert GD officers and timely investigation by CRU were key to preventing a large quantity of drugs from reaching the streets of our community,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).