Big drug bust
Marijuana is discovered, but not the grower
One of the largest marijuana seizures ever in P.E.I. occurred this week although no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
One of the largest marijuana seizures ever in P.E.I. occurred this week, although no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Members of the Prince District JFO Drug Unit located more than 1,250 marijuana plants on Friday after receiving a tip from the public.
The plants were located in a farm field and were interspersed with the actual crop.
Police said they believe the plants likely originated from a crop of marijuana being planted in the general area of the field at some time in the past and went to seed.
“The seeds would have been worked into the soil when the farm land was tilled, resulting in the haphazard pattern of plants throughout the large field,” said an RCMP spokesperson. “While it is common to find small pockets of marijuana plants in situations similar to this, this is an anomaly and illustrates how outdoor marihuana grow operations can have unintended results.”
Police said they will not release the location of the field.
Meanwhie, members of the drug unit also executed a search warrant at a residence on Route 20 in Kensington Friday.
A 39-year-old man was arrested while police located more than 100 methamphetamine pills, a small quantity of marijuana, a cell phone, digital scale and quantity of cash.
The man was released and will be summoned to appear in Summerside Provincial Court at a later date to face charges of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.