RCMP seized 289 marijuana plants from a grow-op on Highway 7.

RCMP seized 289 marijuana plants from a grow-op on Highway 7.

Police bust Hope grow-op

Hope and Agassiz RCMP seized 289 marijuana plants from a large garage on the property.

Hope and Agassiz RCMP have shut down a marijuana grow-op in the 6100 block of Highway 7.

Police carried out a search warrant on Nov. 2 and seized 289 plants from a large garage on the property. The estimated street value is approximately $2,500 per plant. Police said the plants are typically harvested every four months and worth about the same value each crop. Dozens of 1,000-watt light bulbs were also found.

“As is always the case with grow-ops, they consume an enormous amount of electricity and pose a real fire hazard for the area they are in,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. “Detecting and dismantling grow-operations continues to be a priority for the RCMP in the Fraser Valley.

The house on the property was vacant and no arrests have been made.

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