Calgary, AB,
29
October
2018
|
15:22
America/Denver

Illicit cannabis grow-op shut down

The Calgary Police Service Strategic Enforcement Unit has shut down an illicit cannabis grow-op in the city’s northeast.

On Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, officers executed a search warrant under the new Cannabis Act on a residence in the 100 block of Bedfield Court N.E. A large-scale grow, more than 1,100 plants, with an estimated harvest street value of more than $1.38 million, was found along with equipment estimated to be valued at more than $20,000.

The home had electrical, HVAC, plumbing and structural alterations made to accommodate the grow, and was subsequently been deemed uninhabitable by Alberta Health Service and the City of Calgary.

No one was located in the home at the time the warrant was executed. The investigation continues.

Under Federal and Provincial regulations, citizens are allowed to grow up to four cannabis plants per residence. For more information go to alberta.ca/cannabis, or Canada.ca/cannabis.

The Calgary Police Service remains committed to the enforcement of illicit drug activity in our City.

“Large-scale grow-ops like this pose an immense risk to the health and welfare of the occupants and neighbours. Homes that have alterations made to their electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems pose an extreme fire hazard and we’ve seen the deadly consequences in our city before,” says Staff Sgt. Kyle Grant, of the CPS Strategic Enforcement Unit.