Marijuana grow op dismantled in Shediac

A 73-year-old man has been arrested following the seizure of 485 marijuana plants in Shediac.

Police responded to a call of a house fire on Railway Avenue around 1 a.m. on Saturday and say officers noticed "illegal activity" in the residence.

A search warrant was obtained and executed the same day, which led to the dismantling of a multi-stage marijuana grow operation.

The man has since been released from custody and is due in Moncton Provincial Court on August 28th.

RCMP say the investigation is continuing.