Golden/Field RCMP Detachment responded to a commercial vehicle collision involving two semi trucks, 7.4 kilometres east of Golden on Highway 1 in the avalanche area.
Police arrived to find impatient westbound traffic sneaking through the scene and driving through and over cattle remains which had spilled onto the roadway. These motorists destroyed some of the scene evidence. An eastbound semi truck with a tridum trailer hauling cattle innards and remains, failed to negotiate the curve and over turn into a westbound semi truck driver’s path.
Golden Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance Service, Highways, and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement attended. The driver of the westbound semi truck sustained some injuries and was taken to the Golden Hospital.
The Golden/Field RCMP Detachment were also dispatched to a complaint that a 28-year-old male snowmobiler had been injured in the backcountry near Vertebrate Glacier and Prattle Creek. A local backcountry lodge called search and rescue and police, and also assisted the injured man.
RCMP immediately notified the Provincial Emergency Plan (PEP) and spoke with a Golden Search and Rescue co-ordinator who was already aware of the situation. The snowmobiler was transported to the Foothill Hospital in Calgary by STARS helicopter for injuries related to a fall.
The Golden Detachment RCMP obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 600 block of Golden Donald Upper Road in Golden.
The search warrant was executed on April 27, and the Golden RCMP officers located and have seized what they believed to be in excess of 400 marijuana plants. They now know it is 625 plants. They also seized extensive grow equipment, and electrical bypass equipment.
The investigation is continuing, no persons have been charged at this time. The RCMP are currently trying to locate the owner of the home, whom they believe is not a local resident.
This was the second seizure of marijuana plants in Golden in a week, but is in no way related to the first one.