RCMP seize and destroy 400 illegal cannabis plants

September 25, 2020
Southhampton, New Brunswick

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Seized cannabis plants
Seized cannabis plants

The West District RCMP has seized and destroyed 400 cannabis plants following the discovery of an illegal growing operation in Southhampton, N.B., near Nackawic.

On September 22 and 23, 2020, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the West District RCMP along with the West District Crime Reduction Unit attended several fields in a wooded area in Southampton and found a total of 400 mature cannabis plants.

The plants were determined to have been grown illegally without obtaining the proper licence, and were seized and destroyed.

The RCMP is reminding the public that cannabis remains a controlled substance. Individuals over the age of 19 may grow up to four cannabis plants on their property for personal use. Anyone wishing to grow more plants is required to apply for the proper licence through Health Canada.

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Contact information

Cpl. Jasmin Malenfant
Keswick Detachment
West District RCMP
506-357-4300

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