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Marijuana plants, equipment seized from North End home

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A 31-year old woman and a 50-year-old man face drug charges following a grow-op bust in the North End.

Winnipeg police reported the raid Thursday morning. They said the Tactical Support Team joined uniformed officers Wednesday, executing a search warrant in the 200 block of Alfred Avenue, where they made the seizure.

It included 221 marijuana plants, worth an estimated $251,940 on the street, plus 34 pounds of dry weed ready for the street, for another $85,000. Grow op equipment and $2,800 cash in Canadian currency was also taken.

The two people inside the home at the time were taken into custody.

Their names were withheld and both were released pending court appearances, police said today.

The search warrant police used to make the raid had been in the works since last fall.

About the same time as police were trying to obtain the search warrant, they made a couple of other pot busts at grow0ops in the same neighbourhood. Aside from the timing, which is coincidental, police didn’t link the earlier busts with the one this week.

In November, police raided two grow-ops, one in the 400 block of Alfred and another in 200 block of Manitoba Avenue, arresting one man and seizing nearly $1 million dollars' worth of pot plants.

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Updated on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM CST: Removes photo

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