Niagara-on-the-Lake Marijuana Grow Operation

January 12, 2011 Updated Jan 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM EDT

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Marijuana Grow Operation

January 12, 2011 Updated Jan 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM EDT

Niagara-on-the-Lake, CA (WKBW-TV)

On January 11 2011 members of the Niagara Regional Police Service Guns Gangs and Grows Unit assisted the Niagara Falls uniform branch by executing a drug search warrant in the town of Niagara on the Lake. The search was conducted at a single family dwelling house located at 490 Williams St. Upon entering the home police located a small marijuana grow operation in the basement area of the house. In total, 76 marijuana plants were seized. The majority of the plants were in their early stages of growth. A portion of the basement was under construction expanding the marijuana plant growing area. As the remainder of the home was searched a quantity of cocaine, dried marijuana and money was located and seized. The estimated value for the marijuana found in the home is approximately $76,410.00 and the cocaine was valued at $3,500.00. The equipment to be used in the growing process is valued at $4,000.00. Charged with production of a controlled substance, possession of proceeds obtained by crime, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and breach of recognizance is 21 year-old, Camilo Giraldo Gomez, currently of Glen Road, Hamilton. Mr. Giraldo Gomez has been detained in custody pending a bail hearing.