Nine grow ops busted in 24 hours in Harrison Mills

RCMP believe many of the operations were connected

RCMP busted nine marijuana grow operations in Harrison Mills in less than 24 hours, after accidentally stumbling across one of them.

Agassiz RCMP discovered one operation accidentally on the afternoon of Oct. 1, said Cpl. Dwayne Farlin.

They returned the next day with search warrants and uncovered another eight grow locations, all in separate structures. The property is in the 46000 block of Lougheed Hwy. In total, 4,446 marijuana plants were seized, along with a shotgun that had previously been stolen from Chilliwack.

Four people were arrested and released later. Charges are being contemplated and the investigation continues, RCMP said.