Grow-op busted west of Stettler

A marijuana grow-op bust in early December resulted in police seizing plants worth an estimated $93,000.

A marijuana grow-op bust in early December resulted in police seizing plants worth an estimated $93,000, though police are still on the lookout for the growers.

Const. Bethany Simpson of the Bashaw RCMP said that the Bashaw RCMP and ALERT Green Team North served the warrant around 3 p.m. on Dec. 3, but that no one was at the residence. The investigation continues, and police have “persons of interest” that they are trying to contact.

The residence had 76 plants growing inside, with another two plants growing in an adjacent greenhouse. Grow-op equipment valued at roughly $7,000 was also seized.

Police are looking to the public to augment its investigation, asking anyone with information to phone the detachment at 780-372-9739, or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Would you like a criminal record with that?Two men, believed to be brothers, are facing a slew of criminal charges after being caught using stolen credit cards at McDonalds.

On Dec. 14, an off-duty RCMP member recognized two men that had been captured on video surveillance at the Stettler McDonalds using stolen credit cards, and contacted on-duty colleagues, who came and arrested the two men. The cards were stolen from unlocked vehicles, or from homes via unlocked garages, RCMP Sgt. Phil Penny explained, reminding people to lock their homes and vehicles.

The use of the cards had taken place earlier in the same week as the arrest.

Jessie Reader, 21, and Russell Reader, 23, both of Lloydminster, are facing more than 15 charges after investigation into the incident at McDonalds linked them to several local break-and-enters and local fraud, police noted.

The two are slated to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Dec. 15.

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