Edmonton… Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team’s (ALERT) Green Team in partnership with Wetaskawin RCMP have dismantled a 372-plant marihuana grow-operation in rural Wetaskawin County.
Investigators executed a search warrant at a rural home just outside of Millet on July 16th. The property was an authorized medicinal grow-op site, but the terms and conditions of the license were violated with nearly double the number of plants permitted.
All 372 marihuana plants were seized along with growing equipment. The Green Team estimates that a typical marihuana plant will yield six ounces over a three-month period. In this case, the approximate value of the seized plants exceeds is $445,000.
Amardeep Randwawa, a 22-year-old Wetaskawin man, was arrested and faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and production. The investigation at the property remains on-going and additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming.
The investigation was launched after police received an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers.