$1M Pot Bust on Harper’s Street

Police have busted a million-dollar marijuana grow operation on the same street Prime Minister Stephen Harper has his Calgary residence.

The bust was one of two by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team last month at northwest homes.

On July 14, police raided a Tuscany home — on the same street where PM Stephen Harper has his Calgary residence — where they found 848 plants worth about $1 million.

The Sun is not releasing the address for security concerns.

Shunquan Luo, 43, was arrested inside the home and is charged with production of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, theft under $5,000 and theft of electricity.

Police said bypasses had been set up to steal electricity and water.

The second bust came on July 20 where police found 220 plants worth about $275,000 at a home in Kincora.

Police described it as a “sophisticated operation” and said no-one was in the home at the time.

Both homes were deemed unfit for human habitation by the Calgary Health Region.

“Grow operations are found everywhere from upscale neighbourhoods to rural communities,” said Inspector Kevin Forsen.

“And it is of concern to us because with these grow operations come significant public safety concerns like the risk of fire, electrocution and the violence that is often associated with this sort of criminal enterprise.”

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

– Article from Toronto Sun.