More pot growing than allowed for by medical license

Lake Country police seize an over-abundance of pot plants in a home licensed to grow medical marijuana.

  • Mar. 19, 2012 7:00 a.m.

A Lake Country man is facing possible charges of production of a controlled substance and possession of the purpose of trafficking after police found that the man was growing more marijuana plants than his license allowed.

On March 16 the Lake Country RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence on the 11800 block of McGowan Road. Police were aware that the owner of the residence, age 44, had a medical marijuana license for 122 plants but information suggested that he was exceeding that number.

Police located a sophisticated grow operation in the detached garage, which turned out to far exceeded the allowed allotment provided by the medical marijuana license.

In all, police seized 267 marihuana plants of the 389 located, leaving the 122 to which the man was legally entitled. Investigators also found issues with the electrical to the garage, and service were subsequently terminated to the outbuilding.

The son of the owner, a 14-year-old boy, was located inside the residence.

Health Canada will be informed of his license violation with the recommendation that it be revoked.

When police present evidence to a judge that there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a criminal offense is taking place, and a warrant is granted, police may search residences that have medical marijuana licenses.

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