Biggest pot bust could smoke up all of B.C.
Published Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:00PM PDT
Police have made the largest pot bust in the history of British Columbia, finding enough illegal crops to provide everyone in the province with at least one marijuana cigarette.
The bust was made on August 20 on a rural property near the Interior town of 100 Mile House, roughly six hours northeast of Vancouver.
Nearly 15,000 marijuana plants were found in the 23 greenhouses on a property in Bridge Lake, B.C.
Police obtained a search warrant after receiving a tip from the public. The greenhouses were hidden in the hills of the property, many obscured by trees.
RCMP spokesman Const. Craig Douglass says a single crop from the operation uncovered in Bridge Lake last week could produce as many as five million joints.
Six men were arrested on the property and each face possession and trafficking charges. No names are being released at this time.
Police have not said if the men have any previous convictions or were known to them.