RCMP find drug lab and pot grow-op, searching for suspects

Prince Rupert RCMP arrested two suspects, but searching for more involved in marijuana operation.

  • May. 26, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Prince Rupert RCMP are on the hunt for suspects involved in a marijuana grow-op.

Two search warrants were issued for a residence on 6th Avenue East and West early Friday morning.

At 6:45 a.m. the police discovered evidence that a home in the 400 block of 6th Avenue East was being used as a clandestine lab. A male and female were arrested and taken into custody. A hazardous material team assisted police with the search (details on what type of drugs has yet to be released).

The second search warrant was executed shortly after at 8:30 a.m. for a residence in the 200 block of 6th Avenue West where the police located a marijuana grow-op, however there was no one inside the building.

“The RCMP are committed to keeping the residents of Prince Rupert safe and if you are involved in any criminal activity you will be dealt with accordingly. If you have any information that would keep the streets of Prince Rupert safe please provide that to the RCMP,” Sgt. Dave Uppal said.

Both search warrants were related, and the investigation is ongoing.

The police ask that if the public has any information to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

More details to come.

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