Friday, April 1, 2005
VANCOUVER -- Dark secrets lurked inside the shiny new townhouses of Richmond's Cranberry Lane complex.
Triggered by their investigation into a botched home invasion, Richmond RCMP stumbled upon a apartment complex rife with grow operations, where 19 out of 90 rental units were being used to cultivate pot.
"This is the biggest concentration of grow-ops in one residential area we've seen," Corporal Peter Thiessen said. "We've seen grow-ops in high rises, in single-family dwellings and now we're seeing them concentrated in townhouse complexes."