2 marijuana operations shut down in Kings County

Kings District RCMP arrested two men in connection as part of two raids on marijuana growing operations in eastern P.E.I. on the weekend.

Kings District RCMP arrested two men as part of two raids on marijuana growing operations in eastern P.E.I. on the weekend.

On Saturday police executed a warrant at a property in Gaspereaux, south of Georgetown,  and located an outdoor marijuana grow operation. Two men, a 50-year-old from Gaspereaux and a 46-year-old from Dundas, were arrested in the vicinity.

On Sunday RCMP conducted a search on a separate property in the Gaspereaux area and located both indoor and outdoor marijuana grow operations being conducted on the property.

"The impacts and dangers of marihuana grow operations and the trade of illegal drugs is something that affects all Islanders," said Staff Sgt. Dave Thibeau in a news release.

"With these seizures we were able to keep a significant quantity of drugs from making [it] onto the streets of our communities, and dismantle the grow operations that were producing these drugs".

In both searches, RCMP seized plants, dried marijuana, marijuana growing equipment, and drug paraphernalia. The men have been released and are to appear in court at a later date.

The dismantling of the grow operations was a result of a two-month investigation conducted by the Kings District RCMP.


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