Lake Country man convicted of growing marijuana

Court issues house arrest and a ban on owning firearms for 10 years

  • Fri May 25th, 2012 9:00am
  • News

A 47-year-old Lake Country man lost his home, cash and guns to the Crown Thursday when he was convicted of growing marijuana.

RCMP report Rodney Jame Yax was convicted of multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance and production of a controlled substance in relation to a pair of grow operations Lake Country RCMP busted in 2009.

Yax was handed a one-year conditional sentence order (CSO) with house arrest conditions and a 10-year firearms prohibition. He was also ordered to forfeit 10 firearms and about $15,000 in cash that police seized in the raid, as well as his Forest Hill Drive property and 30 per cent of his Pretty Road property.

According to the Crown, when they are given an interest in a property by the court, they may take steps to sell the property to realize that interest after the appeal period expires.

Yax is to remain on electronic monitoring until the expiry of his CSO.