Bullet leads to $1M pot bust in NW - Metro US

Bullet leads to $1M pot bust in NW

Gunplay at a northwest Calgary home led city cops to a million-dollar pot bust early in the New Year.

Police were called to a townhouse complex in the 100 block of Sandpiper Lane NW early Jan. 1, when a bullet ripped through the bedroom wall of a woman residing in the home.

Det. Jeff Klinger said police determined the bullet came from the adjacent townhouse and the tactical unit was called in and the lone female occupant was led from the home.

“Fortunately she was not injured. I’d have to think that something like that happening in the neighbouring house was quite upsetting,” Klinger said. The adjacent residents were unhurt but shaken up.

The incident led police to attain two search warrants and they discovered 100 lbs of dried marijuana ready for personal-use packaging, several firearms, ammunition and a heavily-armoured body vest.

“The quantity of marijuana, handguns, shotguns and rifles as well as a vest like this definitely has its link to organized crime,” he said. “It is a lot more than someone just growing marijuana for personal use.”

Justin Verne Jennings, 26, turned himself into police through his lawyer on Friday to several drugs and weapons charges.

The woman taken from the home was released without charges, according to police.

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