CSO on Massive Grow-Op


CDSA: s. 7(1) – Production of Marijuana in Excess of 3 kg., s. 5(2) – Possession of Marijuana for the Purpose of Trafficking, s. 4(1) – Possession of Marijuana; CC: s. 326(1)(a) – Theft of Electricity, s. 334(b) – Theft of Water.


My client was house-sitting a residence where an elaborate marijuana grow operation was occurring. The police found nearly 2000 marijuana plants, with an estimated value of almost 2.5 million dollars.


After a Preliminary Inquiry, and on the eve of a Judge and Jury Trial, the Crown offered a CSO (conditional sentence order), which my client accepted. He was placed on probation for a period of 18 months, with a curfew for the first 12 months. No jail.