Calgary

Thousands of marijuana plants seized in Calgary homes

Two separate drug busts led to the seizure of thousands of marijuana plants from four Calgary homes and charges against 12 people, southern Alberta authorities said Wednesday.

Two separate drug busts led to the seizure of thousands of marijuana plants from four Calgary homes and charges against 12 people, southern Alberta authorities said Wednesday.

A total of 3,681 marijuana plants were seized Tuesday from homes on Chaparral Ridge Link S.E., McKenna Way S.E., Shannon Hill S.W. and Somerset Drive S.W, according to Calgary police.

Two people found in one of the homes have been charged with drug-related offences.

"Investigators believe the four houses are connected," police said in a release.

West of Calgary, the RCMP said an investigation called Project Krossbow resulted in trafficking and possession charges against 10 people between the ages of 19 and 35.

The charges stemmed from a police investigation into the trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy in communities from Banff to Cochrane between November 2007 and April 2008.

Police said in a release that the investigation involved "street-level and mid-level drug transactions."

"Undercover purchases were conducted at various locations including businesses, residences and on the streets," police said.