Saanich police sniff out Langford grow-op

Saanich police uncovered a sizable marijuana grow-op in Langford on Tuesday while investigating a man suspected of uttering threats.

The Saanich officers came knocking at a home in the 2600 block of Florence Lake Road on April 19, but no one was home. They noticed “several things consistent with a marijuana grow operation” and the heavy odour of pot, said Sgt. Dean Jantzen with Saanich police.

The officers tipped off the West Shore RCMP street crime unit, who got a search warrant on the same day. They seized 241 plants and dried bud.

Before the Saanich police left the area, they recognized their suspect riding in a black Ford F-350 truck in the opposite direction.

A 22-year-old Langford resident was arrested for uttering threats and was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

The driver of the truck, a 27-year-old Saanich resident, was also arrested after police discovered he was carrying a long-barrelled hunting rifle, despite being prohibited from possessing firearms due to a court order.



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