Brothers busted in Slocan Valley grow-ops

Two brothers are facing charges after being arrested this month at neighbouring marijuana grow-ops near Winlaw.

Police busted a pair of grow-ops in the Slocan Valley this month

Two brothers are facing charges after being arrested this month at neighbouring marijuana grow-ops near Winlaw.

RCMP say officers from the Nakusp, Slocan Lake, and Castlegar detachments executed a search warrant, assisted by members of the general investigation and forensic identification sections.

They found an active grow-op in an outbuilding and seized about 400 plants in various stages of growth. One man was arrested at the scene.

A search of the home turned up a small amount of harvested bud as well as an improperly stored 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition, which was later determined to have been stolen from Alberta.

The suspect is expected to face charges of production and possession for the purpose of trafficking, unauthorized possession and unsafe storage of a firearm, as well as possession of stolen property.

During the investigation, police say they learned another grow-op might be on a neighbouring property, owned by the initial suspect’s brother.

The brother was located and arrested, along with another man.

A search warrant was obtained an an active grow-op discovered in an outbuilding on the second property.

In the home, police also found evidence of an extraction lab used to produced cannabis resin and seized a small amount of harvested bud.

Another home on the property was found to contain harvested marijuana and a large amount of cash.

Police are recommending production charges against the second man.

The suspects were released on a promise to appear in court on March 27.

Police say the busts were the result of a tip from the public.

Just Posted

VIDEO: John Dooley elected Nelson’s mayor

Logtenberg, Anderson, Woodward, Renwick, Morrison and Page elected to council

15 new mayors to take office across the Kootenays

Here’s a look at the highlights from across the Kootenay region in B.C.

Castlegar voters choose Tassone as new mayor

All incumbent councillors also returned

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. Youtuber to seal himself ‘in a jar’ to demonstrate impacts of climate change

Kurtis Baute wants to see how long he can last in a 1,000 cubic foot, air-tight greenhouse

One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

The train was carrying more than 360 people

Scheer marks one-year countdown to federal election with campaign-style speech

Conservative Leader insists that it will be Justin Trudeau who ‘makes it personal’

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities

Mail will still be delivered but it will be delayed

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. man sets new Canadian marathon record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins ran it in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Most Read