Springbrook man arrested during police bust of grow-op

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Summerside police and RCMP seized marijuana plants and growing equipment in a Springbrook residence Friday.

A 48 year-old Springbrook man has been arrested on drug charges following a police investigation into a marijuana grow-op.

RCMP and Summerside police discovered the grow-op in a Springbrook residence on Friday. A number of marijuana plants and growing equipment were seized, and the grow operation was dismantled, say police.

Charges are pending and the man is expected to appear in court at a later date.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Springbrook, Summerside

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  • Waste of Time
    March 25, 2014 - 20:39

    Summerside police must feel great about themselves. They stopped a grow operation that probably consisted of a few plants. Probably for the grower and a small group of people to use. A plant that is on the road to legalization and is already legal in some US states. Yeah, great job fellas. I feel safer now. Meanwhile some hardcore addict on an actual dangerous and addictive drug robs three houses. Great use of taxpayer money. Bet those officers are having a great time celebrating with a dozen or more drinks of their drug of choice but wait, that one is legal and socially acceptable so it's alright.

    • chris
      March 27, 2014 - 17:09

      Look it, grow ops are typically not your garden variety backyard garden. It's very expensive to cultivate marijuana in a in-home operation. What typically happens is the grower, because of the cost of electricity, steals electrical power from the electricity provider by tapping into the power above the meter. So please enough downplaying .

  • trazzam
    March 25, 2014 - 06:51

    Glad to see they are focusing in on the BIG guys here in pei…..Wow great job, I'm sure the grow op was only a few personal plants as well.

  • w kennedy
    March 24, 2014 - 22:41

    Tobacco would not be unhealthy if not for the bleached paper tubes [dioxin], artificial perfumes, saltpeter, formaldehyde and radioactivity from artificial fertilizers. If "health" were a concern this would not be ignored to rationalize taxing the poor more than monthly rents. Don't expect legally grown weed not to get screwed up as well.

  • Stan Hope
    March 24, 2014 - 20:52

    Boy ... I' ll sleep better tonight.

  • Government Rules
    March 24, 2014 - 18:40

    Good thing he was arrested, only the government should be able to profit from drugs, booze and gambling.

    • Chris
      March 24, 2014 - 19:34

      The only one profiting is the alleged suspect. A home-grown op can generate anywhere from $100k to a million dollars.

    • All About the Benjamins
      March 24, 2014 - 21:00

      That's exactly right Chris, shame on him for cutting into the governments profits for they are the only legal drug dealers. Because even though it is a written law that marijuana has "no currently accepted medical use and has a high potential for abuse" the Government sells it and allows people to grow it. Along the same lines of regular folk selling contraband cigarettes. Cuts into the governments profits. Oh and the contraband cigarettes may have something unhealthy in them...