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Police shut down sophisticated grow-op
Colleen Schmidt, CTV Calgary
Published Thursday, May 30, 2013 1:48PM MDT
Two men are facing charges after Calgary Combined Forces Special Enforcement team members busted a marijuana grow operation northeast of the city.
Police conducted a lengthy investigation and executed a search warrant on a rural property in Kneehill County on Tuesday.
CPS and RCMP officers found 498 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $415,000 during the search.
The also found marijuana growing equipment and a natural gas bypass.
Daniel Gomboc, of Calgary, and Steven Freerksen, of Carstairs, are jointly charged with possession and production of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and theft of electricity or gas over $5,000.
The grow-op was on a property about 70 kilometres northeast of Calgary.