Ontario: Marijuana grow operation dismantled

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Police have dismantled a large scale marijuana grow operation on Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Police conducted an investigation after receiving several complaints. A search warrant was executed at the property and 11 people were arrested.

Niagara Regional Police report the location has four separate legal marijuana grow licences, however not one of the persons named on the licences were at this location at the time police executed the search warrant.

Police seized 843 large marijuana plants that were being grown outside. Police say the fact these plants were outside contravened the licence to grow as all the marijuana was to be grown indoors. The value of the marijuana seized is about $1.6-million.

Police say the odour associated with the large amount of growing marijuana caused the surrounding neighbourhoods to complain because they were not able to enjoy the outside of their properties.

The 11 people have each been charged with...

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