11,000 marijuana plants seized in ‘extremely large grow op’ near West Kootenay village

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

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