Big drug bust

Mar­i­juana is dis­cov­ered, but not the grower

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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