The RCMP Marihuana Grow Operations Team assisted by Halifax Drugs and Halifax District RCMP executed a 487 Criminal Code warrant for Theft of Electricity, around noon on December 17th, at a property on Lakefront Drive in Lake Echo.
Officers searched the bungalow where illegal electrical tampering was found as an electrical by-pass created a very hazardous situation. Hazardous electrical situations can often be the result of grow operations; officers seized close to 500 marihuana plants, five pounds of dried marihuana and grow equipment.
A 45 year-old male was arrested at the scene for Theft of Power and will be facing charges. The male was released on a promise to appear and will appear in court at a later date.
From the outside the house appeared to be normal, but once inside it was apparent the entire house was used to produce marihuana says Sgt. Dan MacGilivray Unit Commander of the Marihuana Grow Operations Enforcement Team. The house was very unsafe it posed a health and safety hazard to the people inside the home and the neighbours who live close by.