Grow op bust

Ladysmith RCMP confiscate 100 mature marijuana plants grown outdoors at a property located "within city limits."

Ladysmith RCMP cut short the ambitions of those responsible for a local marijuana grow operation last week.

Having applied for and received a search warrant “pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,” RCMP officers visited a property — located “within the city limits of Ladysmith,” explained Const. Brigitte Goguen — where they discovered 100 mature marijuana plants being cultivated outdoors.

The RCMP reaped the $100,000 harvest, uprooting bud-bearing plants with an “estimated street value of $1,000 per plant,” Goguen said.

Two adult males associated with the property were arrested at the scene and were later released, Goguen said, and the investigation remains ongoing.