Ontario marijuana bust called largest in Canada's history

By Euphoric · Sep 24, 2008 · Updated Mar 28, 2011 · ·
  1. Euphoric
    CALGARY (CBC) - A massive plantation of 40,000 marijuana plants has been discovered by police in a cornfield in eastern Ontario.

    The plants were found Sept. 18 at a farm on B Line Road in Laurentian Valley Township near Pembroke, Ont., about 150 kilometres west of Ottawa, during the execution of a search warrant, said an Ontario Provincial Police news release that described the bust as "the largest in Canada's history."

    It is one-third larger than the infamous 2003 operation at the former Molson brewery in Barrie, where police seized 30,000 plants.

    Sgt. Kristine Rae said it took officers all weekend to seize the plants, which had a street value of approximately $40 million and were hidden between rows of corn.

    "That is huge, trying to remove all that by hand," she said.

    Some of the marijuana found last week was in the process of being harvested, and a double garage behind the farmhouse had been set up to dry the plants, the release said.

    The plants were being watered via a system of plastic pipes running from a pond and an above-ground swimming pool.

    There have been no arrests in the case, but Rae said the investigation is continuing.

    "There's persons of interest but it will take some time to follow through," she added.

    Mon Sep 22, 5:03 PM


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  1. fiveleggedrat
    They keep getting bigger.

    I await the one million plant bust!
  2. elpatto
    Yea lol imagine stumbling into 40,000 marijuana plants while walkin through a cornfield, jackpot or what. 40 million worth isn't way to exessive for a police estimate, sometimes ya hear about like 100,000 extacy pills bust being priced at like 30 bucks a pill, high end, non bulk, not mates-rates street price.

    Wonder how many green fields there are just around.
  3. fiveleggedrat
    Ecstasy pills can get rather expensive in the US.
  4. cra$h
    40mil.....damn..... well, you know the owner of that fields well off in mexico, probably setting up shop there. Someone that big isn't going down without some nasty gunfire.
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