Eight charged, $3M in marijuana seized in Edmonton area

EDMONTON – Police seized more than $3 million in marijuana and charged eight people after uncovering several grow operations in Edmonton and northern Alberta.

An integrated team of Edmonton police and RCMP members found 2,233 marijuana plants — 800 ready to harvest with a yield of 125 pounds of pot — on a rural property in Round Lake, 100 kilometres west of the city. If sold on the street, the marijuana would bring in more than $2 million, police said.

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