Wednesday, February 21, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 
Drugs – Arrest: R18-6492
 
On February 20, 2018, officers with the Marijuana Grow Operation, with the assistance of the East District Community Support Unit and the Tactical Support Team, executed a search warrant at a residence in the first 100 block of Driftwood Bay.
 
The search warrant was the conclusion of a lengthy investigation where it was determined that a medical marihuana production licence had been fraudulently obtained.
 
A number of items have been seized including the following:
 
- 463 Cannabis Marihuana plants in three stages of growth (with a potential street value of $518,560.00)
- 225 Cannabis Marihuana plants recently harvested and drying (with a potential street value of $252,000.00)
- $30,900.00 worth of grow equipment
 
A 61-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:
 
- Produce a Scheduled Substance - Cannabis (Marihuana)
- Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cannabis (Marihuana)
 
He has been released on a Promise to Appear.

For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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