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RCMP smash marijuana grow-op in RM of Reynolds

On April 23, 2015, RCMP conducted a traffic stop and while speaking to the driver, police observed what appeared to be waste from a grow operation and noted a strong odour of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. As a result, a search warrant was obtained for a nearby residence connected to the driver.

On April 24, 2015, a Controlled Drug and Substances Act warrant was executed on a rural property in the RM of Reynolds. RCMP officers from Lac du Bonnet, Whitemouth and Beausejour detachments seized approximately 500 plants, as well as equipment used in the grow operation. Ba Tong Ly, 56, of Winnipeg, was arrested and charged with unlawful production of marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking. He is remanded in custody and will appear in Winnipeg Provincial Court on April 27, 2015.

Those who traffic in illicit drugs destroy lives, homes and communities. The RCMP remains fully committed to enforcing laws against illicit drugs to their fullest extent.

Anyone with information regarding drug trafficking is asked to call their local police agency or RCMP Detachment, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

— TARA SEEL, RCMP Media Relations Officer
— Photo courtesy RCMP

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