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Three grow ops shut down

Sooke RCMP have had a busy month busting marijuana grow operations throughout the district. Six residents of Sooke will be standing before the judge in the near future.

Three adults are in custody after Sooke RCMP executed a search warrant on a residential home in the 6700 block of Grant Road and discovered a large marijuana grow operation. The early morning bust took place on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Two males and a female have been charged with Cultivation of a Controlled Substance.

Staff Sergeant of the Sooke RCMP said, they had been working on that situation for awhile. The police found 300 marijuana plants in the basement as well as other marijuana throughout the house.

Wright credited the Sooke Fire Department for supplying them with a generator to provide electricity and lights for the search as the hydro was cut off.

"It was a dangerous situation for us," said Wright.

On Tuesday, Jan. 25 Sooke RCMP executed a search warrant on a house in the 2000 block of Otter Point Road. They seized a substantial amount of marijuana, hash oil, mushrooms and cash.

The house was well-known to police and neighbours. Arrested were two females aged 56 and 37. They have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. Their first court appear is scheduled for March 24, 2011.

A well-known drug house in the 2200 block of Stone Creek Place was the scene of another bust on Thursday, Jan. 6. Police executed a search warrant and arrested three Sooke residents. They are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and trafficking in a controlled substance. The three are all adults, a 69-year-old male and two 45-year-old females. They are scheduled to make their first court appearance on March 17, 2011.

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