An industrial accident investigation last month led to police seizing 11,000 marijuana plants from “an extremely large grow operation” in B.C.’s Southern Interior, RCMP say.
The bust occurred following a workplace accident near Kaslo, a village of approximately 1,000 people in the West Kootenay region.
According to the RCMP, a 46-year-old Meadow Creek man was seriously hurt following a workplace injury at 196 Copper Creek Road on Aug. 26 at around 7 p.m.
Police say the man was in a boom crane when it collapsed. Investigators wound up sealing off the property after determining the accident was the likely result of criminal negligence.
By Doyle Potenteau – Global News