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Massive illegal cannabis grow-op in BC dismantled after being spotted from helicopter

An RCMP helicopter conducting aerial operations made quite the discovery last week.

It was in the air on Friday when those on board spotted a very large illegal cannabis grow operation outside of Lytton.

<who>Photo Credit: RCMP

Due to the size and physical location of the grow operation, the RCMP decided to return on Saturday to dismantle the site.

They had to keep in mind that locations like this are typically staged with booby traps meant to injure or kill unsuspecting visitors or first responders.

“Our investigators safely seized in excess of 5,200 cannabis plants from the rural outdoor grow site,” said Sgt. Curtis Davis.

“Given the remoteness of the location, our front line Lytton RCMP officers were flown in and out of the site by our RCMP helicopter, which was integral in safely dismantling this seemingly illegal cannabis grow operation.”

Anyone with information about this particular grow operation site or other illegal sites is asked to contact the Lytton RCMP at 250-455-2225.

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