MONTAGUE – Two men are facing drug charges after a recent bust in Kings County.
During the weekend the Mounties, along with their Street Level Drug Unit, executed drug searches resulting in the arrest of two men and the dismantling of two separate marihuana grow operations.
"The impacts and dangers of marijuana grow operations and the trade of illegal drugs is something that affects all Islanders," says Staff Sgt. Dave Thibeau of the RCMP in Kings District.
On Saturday, police executed a warrant at a property in Gaspereaux, P.E.I., and located an outdoor marijuana grow operation. Two men were arrested in the vicinity of the marihuana operation.
Arrested were a 50-year-old man from Gaspereaux and a 46-year-old man from Dundas. Both have been released and are to appear in court at a later date.
On Sunday, RCMP conducted a search on a separate property in the Gaspereaux area and located both indoor and outdoor marijuana grow operations being conducted on the property.
In both searches, RCMP seized marijuana plants, dried marihuana, marihuana growing equipment, and drug paraphernalia. The total quantity of marihuana seized could have produced up to 300,000 marijuana joints.
"With these seizures we were able to keep a significant quantity of drugs from making onto the streets of our communities, and dismantle the grow operations that were producing these drugs,” Thibeau said.
The dismantling of the marijuana grow operations was a result of a two-month investigation conducted by the Kings District RCMP.