No charges pending from pot seizure in Oak Bay

Nearly budding plants growing in suburban Chaucer Street backyard

Sgt. Dave McMillan is surrounded by a dozen marijuana plants that Oak Bay police seized from a home on Monday night. No charges are being considered until police do further investigation

Charges are not being considered, despite police seizing a dozen marijuana plants standing between 1.5 and two metres tall from a makeshift greenhouse behind a home in the 2000-block Chaucer Street.

Oak Bay police arrived at what was described as a “family home” at about 8:45 p.m. Monday, after receiving a tip about the plants from CrimeStoppers. A woman answered the door and, after being advised why the officers were there, was “fully co-operative,” said Sgt. Dave McMillan.

The plants, being grown amidst a vegetable garden, inside a wooden structure with clear plastic over it, appeared ready to produce buds within the week, he said.

At press time, police were trying to determine whether the plants were being grown for resale, or possibly being cultivated for medicinal purposes.

While the initial police report indicated the pot was destined for the street, McMillan said there were “other issues here that would delay or negate charges being laid at this point.” He did not expand on the circumstances of the situation.

editor@oakbaynews.com

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