The City of Merritt has a Controlled Substance Bylaw. In short, what this means is that if the City discovers that your property is being used to manufacture or grow controlled substances (grow-ops, meth labs etc), the City can shut that building down from being occupied and require the property owner to bring the property back up to standard. The fines are expensive, the inspections start at $500 per inspection and special environmental cleaners will likely be required. It doesn't matter if you are renting out the property, the property owner is responsible for knowing what is going on in their premises and is responsible for meeting City bylaws. Recommendation? Conduct regular inspections of your properties.
Council is committed to keeping our city safe, clean and drug-free. Community Impact Statement