Growing pot nipped log term financial gain in the bud

A Lake Country man lost his home, cash and guns Thursday when he was convicted of growing marijuana.

  • Fri May 25th, 2012 12:00pm
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A Lake Country man lost his home, cash and guns Thursday when he was convicted of growing marijuana.

Rodney Jame Yax, 47, was convicted of multiple counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Production of a Controlled Substance in relation to a pair of grow operations the Lake Country RCMP busted in 2009, May 24.

“Yax was handed down a one year conditional sentence  with house arrest conditions and a 10 year firearms prohibition,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“He was also ordered to forfeit 10 firearms and about $15,000 in cash that police seized in the raid as well as his Forest Hill Drive property and 30 per cent of his Pretty Road property.”

According to Crown Counsel, when they are given an interest in a property by the court, they may take steps to sell the property to realize that interest after the appeal period expires.

YAX is to remain on electronic monitoring until the expiry of his conditional sentence.