FOUR people have been arrested in connection with a marijuana grow-op bust in the wealthy British Properties neighbourhood.
After a neighbour reported suspicious odours coming from a home on the 700-block of Eyremount Drive in late February, West Vancouver Police Department patrol team members investigated and brought in B.C. Hydro technicians for assistance.
Investigators carried out a search warrant on Wednesday, resulting in the seizure of a loaded 9-millimetre pistol, a second loaded magazine, and approximately 1,100 marijuana plants.
Police arrested a 73-year-old West Vancouver woman and a 29-year-old Burnaby man during the raid. Officers are hoping to lay charges of production of a controlled substance, theft of electricity, possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm without a licence and improper storage of a firearm.
Both suspects have since been released and are due back in North Vancouver provincial court on May 22.
Police nabbed two other women, 19 and 29, after they were spotted leaving the residence. Police are recommending charges of possession of a controlled substance for the women, both Coquitlam residents. They have been released on a Promise to Appear at North Vancouver provincial court in July.
Police are not releasing the suspects names until after Crown counsel has formally laid charges.
© Copyright 2013