Man arrested after large-scale grow-op bust in Black Creek

Comox Valley RCMP arrested a 27-year-old man from Black Creek after they discovered 1,070 marijuana plants inside a residence.

Comox Valley RCMP arrested a 27-year-old man from Black Creek after they discovered 1,070 marijuana plants inside a residence on Macaulay Road.On Dec. 13, Comox Valley RCMP searched the home after a report of suspicious activity this fall. They note the property contained what appeared to be an unoccupied residence and a large shop.Police found a professional large-scale marijuana growing operation inside the shop. They add the elaborate operation was separated into multiple growing rooms that contained marijuana plants at different stages of production. A large amount of expensive growing equipment and electrical components were seized as part of the investigation.The man is facing possible charges of production of a controlled substance and theft of telecommunications (electricity). He was released on a promise to appear for court attendance at a later date.If you have any information about grow-ops, contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.— Comox Valley RCMP