A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man in relation to the biggest marijuana grow operation ever found in Alberta at a farm near Rimbey.
The warrant was issued on Friday for the arrest of Hoang Chuong Ngyuen, 28, of Red Deer.
Ngyuen has been charged with production of marijuana, possession for the purpose of trafficking and theft over $5,000 in relation to the alleged theft of power.
Ngyuen is described as being 1.65 metres (five foot five), 79 kg (174 pounds), with black hair and brown eyes.
Rimbey RCMP and the joint RCMP/Edmonton Police Service Green Team found 2,325 marijuana plants on Monday in various stages of growth inside a large pig barn, around 19 km west of Rimbey and two km south on Range Road 44.
The property was made to look like a working pig farm, with a sign outside the grow op reading Medicine Valley Pork, with no trespassing signs as part of a “biosecurity and quality assurance program.”
Besides the marijuana plants, around $30,000 of cannabis production equipment was also found on the site.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rimbey RCMP at 403-843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8744.