Three Whistler men were arrested and face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking after calling the RCMP to their home to report a home invasion.
According to the RCMP, they received a call from a Whistler address about an intruder, and when officers arrived the intruder had already left the premises. The officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana in the house, and a search warrant was subsequently executed which resulted in the discovery of 15 pounds (7 kg) of marijuana.
RCMP believe the home invasion was related to the quantity of drugs in the house.
All of the males have been released from custody on an undertaking from the Justice of the Peace. Names are being withheld pending further investigation.
Busy Thanksgiving for RCMP
Sea to Sky Regional Police Services were kept on their toes on the Thanksgiving long weekend, with the Whistler RCMP receiving 97 calls for service over the weekend. Among the calls were 14 mischief and noise complaints, eight theft complaints, three impaired drivers, five traffic complaints, seven public disturbance/intoxicated in public complaints, and eight false or abandoned calls.
Regarding the false or abandoned calls, the RCMP remind people to use the key lock on their cellular phones to prevent accidental calls to 911.
Bikes, lost items seeking owners
The Whistler RCMP have had dozens of found property items turned over in the last few months, including about 15 bikes. If you have lost or had something stolen, contact the RCMP at 604-932-3044.