Accused in Abel Lake Road grow-op in court Dec. 27

Preliminary inquiry date set for Nov. 1 in 100 Mile House courtroom

A preliminary inquiry date has been set for five men charged for production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking after a marijuana grow operation bust on Abel Lake Road on June 17, 2015.

Richard Poudrier, Robert Webster, Cameron Krajnyak, Ryan Delorme and Douglas Middlemiss are all due back in 100 Mile House provincial court on Nov. 1.

Poudrier is also facing careless storage of a firearm charges.

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.

Delorme of Chilliwack was arrested following further investigation after the bust.

He 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.