September 12, 2020

Police Destroy Marijuana Plantation In Matura

By Newsroom

A marijuana plantation consisting of approximately 3,000 plants inclusive of full grown trees and seedlings was destroyed by police officers in Matura on Friday September 11th, 2020.

During an exercise was conducted out in the Toco and Matura districts under the supervision of Sgts Callender and Scipio, Cpl Khan and included officers from the Matura, Toco, and Matelot Police Stations.

The officers focused mainly in the Toco and Matura areas where two search warrants for firearms were executed and known drug blocks were searched.

Several vehicles were stopped and relevant searches were conducted.

Information received about suspicious persons in the vicinity of the TSTT installation in the Matura district led the officers to that location, where further investigation revealed that two male persons were seen exiting an area behind the fence of the installation.

A further check approximately 50 feet behind that fence revealed a marijuana plantation consisting of approximately 3,000 fully grown and seedlings and two water pumps. 

The trees were destroyed.

Two water pumps and other items were seized and brought to station. The two suspects were interviewed and allowed to leave.