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Agassiz grow op could have earned $2 million a year

RCMP dismantled a grow op in Agassiz along the Lougheed Hwy recently, finding 2,5000 plants.  - Jessica Peters/ Observer
RCMP dismantled a grow op in Agassiz along the Lougheed Hwy recently, finding 2,5000 plants.
— image credit: Jessica Peters/ Observer

Agassiz RCMP busted another marijuana grow op last week, this time in the 5700 block of the Lougheed Highway.

They had the assistance of the Centralized Marihuana Enforcement Team, the Emergency Response Team and the Police Dog Service as they executed a search warrant in a barn. The search started at about 10 a.m. on November 17, but continued well into the evening as the operation was dismantled.

Seized from the barn was more than 2,500 plants and about $300,000 worth of equipment, including two large generators and an industrial-sized air conditioner.  "Initial estimates put the grow at being worth approximately $575,000," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.  "Marijuana growers often cut several crops a year making this grow worth upwards of $2 million a year."

One male was arrested on the property and charges of Production of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking have been recommended, she said.

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