RCMP shut down medical marijuana grow op, allege it was double allowed size

By on July 18, 2014

Cannabis plants. Emerald Eye / Wikipedia
Cannabis plants. Emerald Eye / Wikipedia

MILLET, Alta.—A man from Wetaskiwin, Alta., is facing drug-related charges after a medicinal grow-op site near Millet, Alta., was shut down for allegedly being double the size allowed under Health Canada licence conditions.

RCMP and members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team’s Green Team shut down the grow-op at a rural home just outside Millet earlier this week.

The property was an authorized medicinal grow-op site, but officers allege they found 372 marijuana plants, which is nearly double the number of plants permitted.

Sgt. Dwayne Karpo says there are people who have valid medical marijuana licences and are in compliance.

But he says it can be easy to abuse the licence as well.

All of the plants were seized, along with growing equipment.

Amardeep Randwawa, 22, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and production.