One man's idea of a green Christmas has been shut down by Winnipeg police.

A marijuana grow op was busted at a house on the 100 block of Collingwood Crescent, in the city's Southdale area, on Tuesday.

Police seized:

  • 582 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of about $651,000.
  • 157 grams of dry marijuana with an estimated street value of about $1,500.
  • Grow operation equipment valued at $15,000.

A 48-year-old man was arrested and faces several related charges.

He has been released on a promise to appear in court.