From BC Local News
A complaint of loose dogs turned into a drug bust last weekend.
When Saanich police responded to a call concerning pit bull terriers running loose in the 1700-block of Sayward Road on July 17, officers happened to smell marijuana outside the dog owner's residence and obtained a search warrant.
More than 200 plants were seized from the "sophisticated" commercial operation, Sgt. Dean Jantzen said.
A 50-year-old man with a criminal history dating back to 2002 was charged with possession with the intent of trafficking and released on a promise to appear.
One other adult family member lived in the man's home at the time.
The value of the chance seizure is estimated at $200,000.
"It came down to good luck on our part and bad luck on the part of somebody else," Jantzen said.
The ongoing issue of the loose dogs has been passed along to bylaw enforcement officers.