Cedar Creek Road grow-op busted

Slocan Lake and Nakusp RCMP members took down a grow-op on Cedar Creek Road in Winlaw on Sunday.

Slocan Lake and Nakusp RCMP members took down a grow-op on Cedar Creek Road in Winlaw on Sunday.

They say a six-month investigation culminated with the seizure of 352 plants in various stages of production from an outbuilding on the property. A small amount of cocaine was also seized from inside the home.

While police were there, the home owner returned but upon seeing the officers, drove away.

Cst. Alan Van Hussen says they chased him and called for a dog unit after they realized the suspect had run into a nearby forest. Before the dog arrived, however, they found him hiding in the woods not far from the vehicle.

The 47-year-old man was arrested but later released on a promise to appear in Nelson court on December 21.

Police are recommending charges of drug production and two counts of drug possession.

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