Cops bust up $3M pot grow op in Alberta

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:39 PM ET

EDMONTON - Police in Alberta have weeded out $3 million worth of marijuana and grow operation material in Edmonton and northern Alberta.

A special force that includes Edmonton city cops and RCMP members executed a search warrant at a rural property in Round Lake, about 100 kilometres west of Edmonton, where they seized 2,233 marijuana plants, valued at over $2 million.

Police also found a number of items signalling the operation’s sophistication. These include 81 high-intensity lights and 10 commercial forced-air furnaces with cooling units to regulate the temperature. The operation was facilitated by a natural gas bypass that ran underground for hundreds of feet and was connected to two industrial generators that powered the grow. The generators were concealed inside outbuildings framed with several walls of insulation and drywall, suppressing their sound.

Similar, but smaller, operations were found in Edmonton.

Ten people face several charges.

 


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