Grow-op bust nets firearms, motorcycles and boat

  • Jan. 27, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Abbotsford Police found pot plants, firearms and suspected stolen property at a drug bust on Monday.

At about 5 p.m. members of the patrol division, with the assistance of members of the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant at a house in the 2200 block of Sentinel Drive.

The occupants were not at home when police went in, and they found a marijuana grow-op with less than 100 plants, six firearms – five rifles and a shotgun, and $4,000 in cash.

They also examined three motorcycles – two dirt bikes and a street bike, and a Maxim ski boat, and found that the identification numbers had been altered.

“That’s how stolen property moves,” explained Const. Ian MacDonald.

Those four vehicles were all seized.

While police were still on scene, the couple that lived at the home returned. The pair, both 28, were detained, and the man was ultimately arrested, facing drug and weapons charges.

Police will continue to investigate the motorcycles and boat, and may also bring property charges against the man, said MacDonald.