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Million dollars of marijuana seized

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Over a million dollars worth of marijuana was seized in what police are calling a "sophisticated" grow-op.

On Thursday morning, following a lengthy joint investigation between the province's Safe Neighbourhoods initiative and Winnipeg police, officers executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Madison Street, a mostly-commercial street near Polo Park mall.

Inside, officers found a pot-growing operation with $65,000 of equipment. They also seized eight one-pound bags of marijuana, which are worth $20,000 on the street, and 987 marijuana plants. The plants are worth $1,105,440 on the street, police said.

Two Winnipeg men were arrested on the property. 

Garry Reid Schindle, 62, and Devron Theodore Lee, 36, have been charged with producing marijuana and possessing it for the purpose of trafficking. They were released on a promise to appear.

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