Marijuana plants worth more than $1 million were seized on Friday in a massive grow-op bust in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg police executed a search warrant at a home at about 6:30 p.m., where they discovered a sophisticated marijuana grow operation.
Close to 1,100 marijuana plants were seized, which have an estimated value of $1.2 million. Also seized was roughly 40 grams of dry cannabis marijuana, worth about $400 and assorted growing equipment worth $25,000.
"When we get that amount of drugs off the streets of Winnipeg, it's certainly something I think that these investigators should be proud of," Winnipeg police Const. Natalie Aitken said.
Tommy Chong toking an imaginary joint. Credit: Getty Images
Marijuana activist Dana Larsen is hoping his NDP leadership bid in B.C. gets a bit of a buzz from a smokin' endorsement by Canadian comedian Tommy Chong.
"I joined the B.C. NDP for one reason, and that is Dana Larsen," said Chong, best known as half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong who starred in the potbuster movie, Up In Smoke.
Chong released a video Tuesday in which he appeared in a jovial, relaxed mood, with a Free Marc Emery poster shown prominently in the background. "Dana Larsen can change the face of this country but he needs your help," Chong says.
B.C. marijuana crusader Emery is currently in a U.S. jail.
Larsen has been in a war of words with the B.C. NDP since announcing his bid for leadership on Dec. 28. So far, he is the only declared candidate.
But party president Moe Sihota said Larsen was ineligible to run because his party membership expired in November.