Nova Scotia

RCMP responding to early grow-op season

RCMP say they seized 275 marijuana plants from a remote forest in Upper Clyde River in Shelburne County this past weekend.

The hot, wet weather across Nova Scotia has some farmers expecting bumper crops, but it's not just berries that are benefiting from the extended growing season. This year RCMP say they're dealing with outdoor marijuana grow-ops earlier than expected.

On Saturday 275 marijuana plants were seized from a remote forest in Upper Clyde River in Shelburne County

RCMP Cpl. Nancy Mason says Saturday's bust was a result of their fourth investigation in as many weeks.

"I think it has been quite some time, (since) I can remember, having this amount of seizures at this point in the season."

Saturday's seizure was the largest of the season so far. Mason said it took six hours to clear the grow-op.

The other seizures yielded close to 40 plants.

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