Pubdate: Mon, 26 Nov 2007
Source: Terrace Standard (CN BC)
Copyright: 2007 Terrace Standard
Author: Dustin Quezada
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Bookmark: (Asset Forfeiture)
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TERRACE RCMP have succeeded in restraining a house used in a 
residential grow operation, a move they say they will continue to pursue.

Under section 14 of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, the 
police filed for and were granted by the BC Supreme Court the 
restraint order on the Halliwell Ave. home, meaning it can't be sold 
or transferred to a different owner until all matters are dealt with 
by the courts.

RCMP say they will be seeking forfeiture of the house if the suspects 
are convicted.

[redacted] have been charged with production of a controlled 
substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of 

Officers seized 150 marijuana plants and a "substantial amount" of 
harvested marijuana when they raided the house Sept. 12.

In a press release, Terrace RCMP say they will make use of the 
section of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act more often to comba 
marijuana grow operations in the city and the surrounding areas.

"Marijuana grow operations are a financially-motivated crime and the 
chance of losing property to the Crown may have a deterrent effect on 
these criminals," the release says.

The residence, in the [redacted], will be managed by the Seized 
Property Management Directorate until all matters are dealt with in court.

Both suspects are to appear in Terrace Provincial court Dec. 18. 
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