Serving what ended up being one day in jail per gram of marijuana, Lake Cowichan man Craig Boyd received 30 days of jail, following a routine drinking and driving check stop on South Shore Road, November 20.
During the check stop, officers saw a bag containing the marijuana, and arrested the occupants.
Boyd was sentenced November 30, according to a press release local RCMP released last week.
“It’s quite common in Lake Cowichan,” local RCMP Cpl. Warren Potter said, of finding marijuana.
“Not just in Lake Cowichan, but in other places.”
With Potter comes experience working in the Lower Mainland, where there’s quite a bit of marijuana to deal with, as well.
In the Cowichan Lake area, conditions are prime for marijuana, he said.
“It’s good growing season, and an ideal situation for grow-ops,” he said.
A few small grow-ops were discovered by Lake Cowichan RCMP in the fall of 2010, which Potter said were small-scale operations of up to six small plants. No charges were laid, though the RCMP seized the plants.
Some time between 11 p.m., December 29, and 3 a.m. the following morning, thieves stole three flood lights from the nativity scene outside the Lake Cowichan Christian Fellowship Church.
The vandals also took down the background scene and threw it down a nearby bank.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 749-6668, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.