During the evening of March 8, the Ladysmith RCMP responded to a request to check the well being of a 48-year-old male. Concerns were raised with the police the the individual may have firearms, according to a press release from Ladysmith Staff Sgt. Larry Chomyn.
The police were able to make contact with the individual, who was co-operative and surrendered his firearms, said Chomyn. The male was taken to Nanaimo Regional Hospital for further treatment.
As a result of the police attendance, dried marijuana was located in the residence, along with the remains of a marijuana grow operation and three insecure firearms.
The police seized the marijuana and firearms, and they are continuing their investigation. It is anticipated that charges will be forwarded to Crown Counsel for approval for unsafe storage of firearms and possession of a controlled substance, according to Chomyn.