EPS released a photo showing firearms seized from a downtown home on March 2, 2016. Supplied.
Edmonton police said Thursday that five people had been arrested and charged, after officers shut down a grow op.
EPS said on March 2, Downtown Division searched a home in the area of 96 Street and 111 Avenue as part of an investigation – police said the home is within a few blocks
Inside, officers found a marijuana grow operation complete with lighting and hydraulic equipment, marijuana seeds, drug trafficking paraphernalia, improvised weapons and three firearms.
Two females were arrested at the home; police said one had a replica firearm on her, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and a small amount of methamphetamine.
At a traffic stop related to the investigation that same day, three other adults were arrested. Police searched the vehicle and found 190 prescription pills with an approximate value of $5,700, a firearm, baton, break and enter tools and stolen property worth about $10,000.
The five people arrested are facing a variety of drug and weapon-related charges.