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3100 Plant Indoor Grow Busted

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Eight people were arrested after police busted what they believe is the largest indoor marijuana grow operation ever found in eastern Ontario.

Ontario Provincial Police seized 3,100 marijuana plants from the Nordik Imperial Mushroom farm in North Stormont, Ont., on Tuesday, said a news release issued Wednesday.

OPP Det. Sgt. Paul Henry said the operation was one of the most impressive he's come across in more than 20 years as an officer.

"In that time, I've never seen anything this large in this area," he said at a news conference on Wednesday, adding that the marijuana produced at such a large operation so close to the border was likely destined for the U.S.

Police said they also seized from the farm an estimated $230,000 in lighting systems, $400,000 in building supplies and an isolation transformer.

They estimated the plants were worth $1,000 each, and the farm would have earned millions of dollars annually had it been in full production.

The people arrested were all charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with production of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, the release said.

They ranged in age from 26 to 54 and are from the greater Toronto area, Ottawa and rural eastern Ontario.

Henry said police received a tip about the farm through Crime Stoppers.

Canada's largest indoor marijuana bust ever was at a former Molson brewery in Barrie, Ont., in 2004, where police seized 30,000 plants.




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