A man from Nanaimo was arrested in Tahsis as part of an ongoing drug investigation.
The early-morning arrest happened Nov. 18 when police stopped a vehicle on its way out of Tahsis.
Police allege Mario Kurtakis, 29, of Nanaimo, resisted arrest and attempted to flee from police, who also found and seized a significant amount of marijuana packaged for distribution.
The traffic stop and the ongoing investigation provided grounds for a search warrant, which was granted. Nootka Sound RCMP members and Campbell River RCMP Forensic Identification Section searched a residence at 452 Alpine View Rd. in Tahsis where they found and dismantled a multi-stage marijuana grow operation.
Kurtakis has been released to appear in provincial court April 15 to face charges of production of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, resisting arrest, escaping lawful custody and flight from a peace officer.