61-Year-Old Winnipeg Male Charged with Drug Offences, Grow Op

Winnipeg, Manitoba – On February 20, 2018, officers with the Marihuana Grow Operation, with the assistance of the East District Community Support Unit and the Tactical Support Team, executed a search warrant at a residence in the first 100 block of Driftwood Bay.

The search warrant was the conclusion of a lengthy investigation where it was determined that a medical marihuana production licence had been fraudulently obtained.

A number of items have been seized including the following:

  • 463 Cannabis Marihuana plants in three stages of growth (with a potential street value of $518,560.00)
  • 225 Cannabis Marihuana plants recently harvested and drying (with a potential street value of $252,000.00)
  • $30,900.00 worth of grow equipment

A 61-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Produce a Scheduled Substance – Cannabis (Marihuana)
  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cannabis (Marihuana)

He has been released on a Promise to Appear.

We sometimes get questions as to why we use the spelling “marihuana”. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act uses the spelling throughout the statute to describe the substance and is a recognized term by the Government of Canada. In addition, as our charging documents use that specific spelling, we have chosen to use it in our press releases as well. We hope that helps provide some insight.

Drugs – Arrest: R18-6492

Winnipeg Police Service

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