September 25, 2015 2:12 pm

Police dismantle booby-trapped grow op near Chipman, NB

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CHIPMAN, NB – RCMP officers dismantling an outdoor marijuana grow operation Thursday encountered an unpleasant surprise.

A number of beaver traps were concealed among the large, mature plants.

The spring-loaded booby-traps are devices commonly used to trap large animals. The jaws are designed to snap together violently and can kill an animal.

No officers were injured and the traps were removed without incident.

Chipman RCMP dismantled the grow operation just after it was discovered on the banks of the Salmon River in a difficult to access location in Gaspereau Forks.

A total of 40 plants were removed, which police say is the equivalent of 20,000 joints.

Police say the discovery of the booby-traps however is a stark reminder to the public to use caution if they stumble across a grow op.

The RCMP warns people not to enter them and contact local police to report the location.

The investigation into the discovery of the grow op is still underway.



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