03/05/2013 05:07 EST | Updated 05/05/2013 05:12 EDT

BC Marijuana Forest Uncovered In Home


100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. - Mounties have uncovered a virtual marijuana forest and bags of dried pot in a home and outbuilding outside of 100 Mile House, B.C.

Police used a warrant to search a property near Roe Lake, and found more than 1,000 plants and about 23 kilograms of packaged marijuana.

Officers say they also found an extremely dangerous electrical setup, including a large junction box with a spaghetti-like tangle of wiring feeding electricity into the grow-operation.

Const. Lesley Smith says the drug's street value is estimated at more than a million dollars, and the pot will be destroyed.

Three Metro Vancouver men and a fourth man from Poland were arrested and face production and trafficking charges.

The investigation was part of the RCMP's national Marijuana Grow Initiative, a strategy to fight grow-ops.

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