PORT HARDY – RCMP had a busy weekend with two successful drug busts, Staff Sgt. Anna Marie Mallard said.
More than five grams of cocaine and an undisclosed amount of money were seized after a search warrant was executed at a local hotel, said Mallard in a press release. A 50-year-old man, who was living at the hotel, was arrested April 9 for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was released on a promise to appear and is expected to be in court in late June, said Mallard.
On the same day, a marijuana grow op was discovered when police executed a search warrant on a residence on Chancellor Place in Port Hardy.
Eighty marijuana plants in the infancy stage and 13 mature plants were located inside of the residence, said Mallard. A 26 year-old man, who was the resident of the home, was arrested for production of a controlled substance and was released until his first court appearance, expected in late June.
Port Hardy RCMP encourage people to report any drug activity to the detachment at 250-949-6335 or call Crimestoppers at 1 800-222-8477.