On January 3rd, 2013, members of the Thorsby/Breton RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant on a rural property near Warburg in Leduc County. Members located a cannabis marihuana grow operation in an outbuilding on the property as well as a quantity of cannabis marihuana. The grow operation was dismantled and a 56 year old male was arrested and is facing a total of five charges. Including: Production of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Possession of the Proceeds of Crime under $5000, as well as Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Street value of the seized cannabis marihuana, cannabis marihuana plants, and growing equipment is estimated to be approximately $48,000.
If you know who is responsible for this crime or any other crime, please contact the Thorsby RCMP at (780) 789-3950 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at TipSubmit.com. If your tip leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a reward of up to $2000. Tips provided by the Telephone or the Internet are anonymous and secure.