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UPDATED: Police seize illegal marijuana, dismantle grow-op in Virgil
Police has dismantled illegal marijuana grow-op on Concession 4 Road. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

Niagara Regional Police have seized 1,031 marijuana plants and dismantled a large illegal marijuana grow-op on Concession 4 Road, near the intersection of Niagara Stone Road.

The seized marijuana plants have a street value of more than $1 million, police said.

"The grow operation was not licensed for cannabis growth and production under current legislation," said Const. Phil Gavin in an email response to The Lake Report. "It was operating covertly."

For the past month, residents have complained about odour and suspicious behaviour, police said. As a result of their complaints, an investigation was launched.

Police searched the property Thursday, Sept. 19, and arrested the only man there. The man was tending to marijuana plants, police said.

He was later released from custody and no charges have been laid yet.

“This investigation is continuing and police may proceed with charges in the near future,” police said in a statement.

 

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