Behind the Scenes of a Million-Dollar Marihuana Grow-Op

Behind the Scenes of a Million-Dollar Marihuana Grow-Op

February 26, 2015

Calgary… Residential marihuana grow-ops present a number of hazards to neighbourhoods. The following video being released by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) explores the hazards within the site of a recent Calgary grow-op.

The video shows a recent seizure ALERT’s Green Team completed in late January 2015. Nearly 900 marihuana plants, worth an estimated $1 million, were removed from a home in the Martindale community of North East Calgary. The home was deemed uninhabitable by health inspectors.

To report suspicious activity or a suspected marihuana grow operation in your community, contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). For information on how to spot a marihuana grow operation, visit

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.