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Winnipeg police bust million-dollar grow operation

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A huge grow operation has been uncovered this week at home in the first 100 block of Lindenwood Drive East.

The Winnipeg Police Service drug unit with the help of the tactical support unit and uniformed officers raided a home Thursday and found nearly 1,300 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $1.45 million.

About $1,500 of dried marijuana was also seized, as was abouit $30,000 of grow-op equipment.

A man, 50, and woman, 49, were arrested and face a number of drug-related charges. Both were released on a promise to appear in court.

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Updated on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM CST: corrects typo

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