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Police Find Steinbach Grow-Op in ‘Hidden Room’

September 3, 2013 10:49 AM | News

Steinbach Grow-Op Bust

A hidden room in a Steinbach home where RCMP located 120 marijuana plants on Saturday, September 1, 2013. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Steinbach RCMP stumbled across a marijuana grow-op in a hidden room of a house over the weekend as the result of a traffic stop.

Police pulled over a vehicle on September 1 and noticed a number of suspicious items inside, which led them to a home on Main Street to speak with the vehicle’s registered owner.

Officers detected a strong odour of marijuana coming from the house and arrested the homeowner.

Once inside, police found 120 marijuana plants in a hidden room, along with other growing equipment.

A 35-year-old Steinbach man is facing drug-related charges and will appear in court on November 7.

— Staff