Castlegar – Pot plants found in community garden

An anonymous caller reported two marijuana plants growing beside tomato plants in Castlegar’s Community Garden on the August long weekend.

Call it a growing concern.

An anonymous caller reported two marijuana plants growing beside tomato plants in Castlegar’s Community Garden on the August long weekend.

Two healthy marijuana plants—roughly three feet high—were seized by the RCMP on Aug. 3 when they were spotted by a local resident in the vibrant community garden.

The marijuana plants were destroyed—but the tomato plants were spared—and police remain uncertain whether it was a prank or plot.

There are currently no suspects.

In keeping with the vegetation beat, RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief at the Twin Rivers Elementary School when eight trees newly planted at the rear of the school had been uprooted.

“This is disturbing as it is the fourth time that this has happened in a two-day period,” said RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff in a press release. “The trees get replanted only to be uprooted again by the culprit(s).”

The trees are now in poor condition and it is unlikely they will survive.

Should anyone have any information on the two files, they are urged to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (7477).