Kids in pot grow-op house

Wed, October 6, 2004


HAMILTON -- A man is under house arrest because of a tipster who called the Hamilton Children's Aid Society about children living in a pot grow-op house. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty yesterday to production of cannabis under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to carelessly storing a number of rifles in a basement cabinet. Prosecutor Jeffrey Levy told Ontario Court Justice Don Cooper a child welfare worker accompanied Hamilton police to the home on March 11 to investigate the tipster's complaint.

Three children were living in the home.

The man arrived a short time later and was arrested. Police found about 230 plants and seized six non-restricted rifles and ammunition.