A year-long investigation by the Sea to Sky RCMP culminated with a search warrant being executed at a Lions Bay Home yesterday.
According to police, the incident took place at 8 am at a home on Upper Bayview Road.
During the search, police found drugs, paraphernalia, and lab equipment, as well a significant quantity of evidence they believe to be connected to the “proceeds of crime” including cash and vehicles.
“Our team is focused on public safety and in this particular investigation, we had concerns about organic solvent extractions from cannabis marijuana plant materials, and the trafficking of these highly potent marijuana products,” said Sea-to-Sky RCMP Sgt. Jeff Shore. “The process of producing marijuana extracts is highly dangerous, even in controlled environments.”
These extractions, he added, “can place the producer, neighbours and first responders at extreme risk.”
Two people at the residence were taken into custody as a result of the incident and were later released.
Now, police said they are continuing their investigation into the incident and are asking anyone with any information to contact Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100.
Those who would like to leave an anonymous tip can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online.