Winnipeg police recently released information regarding a grow operation bust in East Kildonan on Nov. 19.
In a release on Nov. 20, police revealed details of a bust that took place in the 400 block of Munroe Avenue. The original release from police stated the bust took place on Oct. 23. The Controlled Drug & Substance Act search warrant was executed by members of the Marijuana Grow Operation Unit with help from the Tactical Support Team and District 4 Patrol members. Two males, aged 51 and 37, were arrested at the home.
According to the release, officers searched the home and found 530 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $593,600, grow operation equipment worth approximately $9,500, 23 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of $230, and seven pieces of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $140.
The 51-year-old was charged with Production of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) and Possessing Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (marijuana).
The 37-year-old was charged with Production of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), Possessing Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (marijuana), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine).
Both men were released on a promise to appear.