Police bust marijuana grow-op worth more than $800K

A 61-year-old man has been charged after Winnipeg police busted a marijuana growing operation in the city's Southdale area.
Sask. is laying down rules that will prohibit consumption of pot in public places, like schools and daycares, citing public health concerns. (CBC)

A 61-year-old man has been charged after Winnipeg police busted a marijuana growing operation in the city's Southdale area.

Officers searched a home on Driftwood Bay after a lengthy investigation into a fraudulent marijuana production licence.

Police seized the following:

  • 463 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $518,560.
  • 225 marijuana plants recently harvested and drying, with a potential street value of $252,000.
  • Growing equipment worth $30,900.

The man has been charged with producing marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking.