June 27, 2014 - 11:38 AM
LUMBY – A child is in the care of social services after being found during a raid on a marijuana grow operation in Lumby.
RCMP raided two homes in the 2000-block of Mountainview Avenue on June 23.
Police also executed a search warrant at the first home in 2011 and found a grow-op at that time, Cpl. Henry Proce stated in a media release.
The entire basement was devoted to growing pot. The officers cut down and seized around 250 mature plants.
They also found the residents had been stealing water from the Village of Lumby, Proce says.
The residents, a man and a woman, were arrested and the Ministry of Children and Family were called because a child was living in the home.
At the second house on Mountainview Avenue, 28 marijuana plants were seized.
Proce says both houses have been deemed uninhabitable and posted under the local bylaw. The buildings will have to be brought back up to code before anyone can live in them.
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