One of the residences raided almost fully engaged in grow operation, say police
City police raided two grow-ops in Barrie on Thursday, netting marihuana with a street value well in excess of $150,000.
Warrants were executed at a residence on Melinda Crescent and at another on Edgehill Drive. At the first residence police say almost every part of the house was used in the grow operation. Pot plants were growing in second-floor rooms and in the basement, while the main floor was used for processing.
Police seized 302 pot plants and more than 50 pounds of marihuana. A smaller amount of dried marihuana was located at the second residence, where a male, 23, was arrested. He’s facing a variety of drug-related charges.
A resident at the Melinda Crescent location, a 54-year-old male, is being sought by police.
Residents are reminded by police that if they witness activity they believe might be related to drug trafficking, they can call the Barrie Police Drug Enforcement Unit or Crime Stoppers.