A marijuana grow operation has been shut down following a raid on a downtown home last week, Edmonton police say.
Police also seized a variety of drugs and various firearms.

Inside the residence, located in the area of 96th Street and 111th Avenue, police found hydroponic equipment, drug trafficking paraphernalia and improvised weapons.

Two women in the home were arrested.

"The residence in this investigation is located within blocks of an elementary school and daycare centre. It's very concerning for both police and residents in the area," said Staff Sgt. Chris Edge in a police news release.

"The diligent work of our downtown beats officers has removed a number of dangerous weapons from the area and curbed dangerous drug-related activity."

Three other people, two men and a woman, were arrested March 2 during a vehicle stop in connection with the investigation, police say. In the vehicle police found a gun, weapons and $10,000 worth of stolen property.

The five suspects face numerous drug and weapons charges, which include possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and possession of stolen property.