Elderly Man Charged In $3M Marijuana Seizure

A 72-year-old Calgary man faces drug charges after police seized an estimated $3 million worth of marijuana from a home in the city's northeast.

Zhi Qiang Lin was charged after 2,418 marijuana plants were discovered Wednesday at a residence in the 3400 block of 48 Street NE, police said in a news release Monday.

Lin was charged with possession of marijuana, production of marijuana and theft of electricity, police said.

The marijuana seizure is one of the largest in the city's history, they said.

In an unrelated search Thursday, police said they found another 848 marijuana plants worth about $1 million at a house in the 0-100 block of Evansmeade Common NW.

Charges related to this discovery are pending, police said.

CBC News Canada

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