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Three jailed in marijuana grow-op case

Three men have been sent to jail for their part in a marijuana grow operation in Langley City.

In October, 2008, Langley RCMP Drug Section was notified by BC Hydro Security of a hydro theft occurring at a residence in the 5200 block of 201A Street.  A week later, Langley drug officers executed a search warrant and located a mature plant marijuana grow operation, with an additional 1,087 clone plants on the bottom floor of the residence.

On Sept. 13, Jason James Bailey, 33, of Delta, Ryan Orian Wedman, 43, of Langley and Mark Perkins, 40, of Delta were sentenced to jail time. The three were convicted on May 31.

Wedman was convicted of production, possession for the purpose of trafficking and theft of electricity.  Bailey and Perkins were production and possession for the purpose of trafficking. They were acquitted of theft of hydro charges.

The three were caretakers of the grow-op.

Wedman was sentenced to 18 months in jail, and also received a standalone restitution order to BC Hydro in the amount of $1,477. Bailey received a 15-month jail sentence and Perkins received an 18-month sentence.

Both Wedman and Perkins received lifetime firearms prohibitions as part of their sentences.

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