A marijuana grow op and dried cannabis was discovered in eastern Manitoba as a result of an ongoing investigation. On March 11, officers from Steinbach, the Steinbach General Investigative Section (GIS) and with assistance from the East District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) executed a search warrant under the Cannabis Act at a residence located in the RM of Tache.
The search of the property located approximately 500 cannabis plants in various stages of production as well as over 84 kilograms of dried cannabis.
Two males from Winnipeg, ages 34 and 32, were arrested on scene and later released for a court appearance scheduled May 27, 2021, in Steinbach, where they will face charges of Possessing Illicit Cannabis, Possess Cannabis for Purpose of Selling, Cultivate Cannabis plants and Cultivating more than four Cannabis Plants.
Steinbach RCMP continue to investigate.