RCMP Bust Two Outdoor Grow Ops in Rural Manitoba

One of two pot production sites found in rural Manitoba on August 1, 2013. (RCMP/HANDOUT)
One of two pot production sites found in rural Manitoba on August 1, 2013. (RCMP/HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP raided two rural Manitoba properties on Thursday that they say may have had links to organized crime.

One of two pot production sites found in rural Manitoba on August 1, 2013. (RCMP/HANDOUT)
One of two pot production sites found in rural Manitoba on August 1, 2013. (RCMP/HANDOUT)

RCMP said they, along with the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit and the Manitoba East Dristrict Enforcement Team raided a property in the RM of St. Laurent and the RM of Woodlands.

About 600 pot plants were seized on the RM of St. Laurent property, while 900 plants were found in the RM of Woodlands property. RCMP also recovered a stolen trailer.

Two men were arrested, including a 38-year-old man from Winnipeg and a 34-year-old man from the RM of St. Laurent. They both face charges of production and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The Winnipeg man also faces firearm-related charges, and the RM of St. Laurent man was charged with possession of stolen property.

— Staff


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