Police seize $1 million worth of marihuana in Markham

Investigators with the Drugs and Vice Unit have arrested one male and seized more than $1 million worth of marihuana at an indoor marihuana grow operation in the Town of Markham.

In March 2011, police received information about a residential property on Saffron Street in relation to ongoing drug activity. Through further investigation, police determined the house was operating as a marihuana grow operation.

On Thursday, March 31, 2011, York Regional Police Drugs and Vice Unit officers executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at the residence on Saffron Street. Inside, a fully-functioning indoor marihuana grow operation was discovered with a total of 1,040 marihuana plants. The plants, along with other grow operation equipment, were seized with a street value of approximately $1,040,000.


Cam TIEU, 35, of no fixed address


Production of a Controlled Substance
Possession of a Controlled Substance for
the Purpose of Trafficking
Theft of Electricity

Mr. Tieu has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket sometime today

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