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OUCH! Judge hits marijuana grower where it hurts

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 | 9:49 am

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Submitted by Kelowna RCMP

A Judge has decided that a house connected to a marijuana grow operation was offence related property and should be forfeit to the Crown.

On Nov. 3, 2006, Kelowna RCMP attended a property on Pada Rd., and found a marijuana growing operation in an outbuilding on the property. All but 180 marijuana plants had been removed prior to police arrival. Along with the remainder of the plants, police seized growing equipment and 2.5 kg of marijuana from another room in the building. An electrical bypass was also located.

Police arrested 32-year-old Kelly Dennison, who was the owner of the residence, on Nov. 4, 2006. She was charged with production of a controlled substance and theft of  electricity. Dennison was ultimately convicted and was sentenced on March 22, 2010 to two years on a conditional sentence order. She is to serve her sentence in the community, with many stringent conditions including a house arrest and curfew.

The property on Pada Rd. had been sold prior to the judgement and the proceeds—estimated at approximately $157,000—has been ordered forfeit to the Crown.

The forfeiture of offence related property is a judicial measure available on conviction that can effectively “hit criminals in the pocketbook,” exacting an economic accounting for financially lucrative crimes such as drug trafficking, in addition to more traditional forms of sentencing.

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One Response to “OUCH! Judge hits marijuana grower where it hurts”

  1. bzarr says:
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    Smart! Its about dame time the courts take strict action!

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