Raid nets pot plants

Qualicum Beach home found to be home to a marijuana growing operation

There are roughly 300 marijuana plants that won’t be inhaled into anyone’s lungs after police raided a home in Qualicum Beach on Saturday.

RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported the raid was conducted at a home in the 400 block of Eld Road by RCMP members, along with the Island District Drug Section and turned up a sophisticated pot growing operation.

Robertson said two men, one from Parksville and one from the Courtenay area, were in the residence and were arrested without incident. Charges of production, possession for the purpose of trafficking and theft of electricity are being recommended to the Crown against both men.

The suspects were released and will appear in B.C. Provincial Court in Nanaimo at a later date.