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RCMP Bust Rural Grow-Op Worth $720K

August 25, 2011 11:49 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

RCMP raided a property in the RM of Fisher, where they located hundreds of marijuana plants. Three men have been charged. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Three men are facing charges after RCMP seized approximately 680 marijuana plants near Hodgson, Manitoba.

The bust happened on a property in the RM of Fisher on Wednesday, where police also found 20 pounds of processed marijuana. The total haul has an estimated street value of about $720,000.

Two men from British Columbia, Robert Sean Price, 40, and Daniel Leo Labrash, 40, face charges. RCMP also charged Shawn Byron Steinthorson, 29, from the RM of Siglunes, Manitoba.

All three have been charged with production of a controlled substance, as well as possession for the purpose of trafficking. They will appear in Winnipeg court on Friday.

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