Two more men charged in Abel Lake Road grow-op bust

Six men face production of a controlled substance, possession for purpose of trafficking charges

Two more men have been charged with production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking, following a marijuana grow operation bust at 5190 Abel Lake Rd. on June 17.

Further investigation revealed Ryan Delorme of Chilliwack and Shawn Parkins of 100 Mile House were involved, according to an RCMP spokesperson.

They appeared in 100 Mile House provincial court on Dec. 8 along with the four Chilliwack men who were ensnared in a co-ordinated grow-op bust involving RCMP members from 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Kamloops and the Lower Mainland.

According to the June 18, 2015 police report, the RCMP executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at the Abel Lake Road residence just before 10 a.m. on June 17.

They discovered a large marijuana grow operation and a small lab for the manufacture of butain honey (hash) oil.

The RCMP seized around 50 pounds of drying marijuana bud, 491 high-yielding pot plants, several firearms and more than $7,000 cash, as well as a pick-up truck and a quad, according to the report.

Richard Poudrier, Cameron Krajnyak, Douglas Middlemiss and Robert Webster are facing charges of production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Poudrier, who has four additional firearms charges relating to the firearms seizure during the bust, was not in court on Dec. 8, but he was represented by legal counsel.

However, he did miss his scheduled fingerprint and photograph date on Nov. 10 in 100 Mile House, but this has since been rectified.

The next 100 Mile House court appearance for Poudrier will be Feb. 9, but the rest of the accused will appear in 100 Mile House provincial court on Jan. 12.


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