Terrace RCMP seize 723 marijuana plants

Terrace RCMP seized a substantial amount of marijuana at a grow-op bust in Thornhill Thursday evening.

At about 6 p.m., Terrace RCMP executed two search warrants on a property near Thornhill Street and Old Lakelse Lake Drive after receiving a tip about a marijuana growing operation.

During the bust, police seized 723 plants in various stages of growth and 15 pounds of dried marijuana. In and of itself, the dried marijuana is enough to make approximately 20,400 joints, according to police. Processing and growing equipment, as well as chemicals were also seized by police. If sold by the gram, the approximate street value of the dried marijuana is $68,000.

One man was arrested on drug related offenses. He was later released on a promise to appear in Court.

If you have information about crime contact the Terrace RCMP at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting keyword TERRACE followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).