RCMP maintain grow-op at former school in N.B. breached legal limit for cannabis plants

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The RCMP is reportedly holding firm to its decision back in 2019 to seize cannabis plants during the raid of a weed grow-up at a former school in Coles Island, N.B. based on cultivation limits being breached, according to the CBC . Jeremy Barton was arrested, but never charged, after the RCMP seized and destroyed some cannabis plants being grown at the former Coles Island School. Barton was never compensated for the lost plants. Jeremy Barton, Collin Barton, Nicolas Baxter and David DeWolfe subsequently filed a lawsuit, claiming compensation for the destroyed plants, legal expenses and injury to reputation and esteem, CBC reports. The allegations have not been proved in court. Look back: Tween with intractable epilepsy filed suit to make medicinal weed accessible Prospective employee alleges Amazon rescinded job offer after he tested positive for THC Lawsuit alleges Chicago weed giant transported pot to Arkansas in Whole Foods salad containers Named defendants in the suit are the RCMP, RCMP Constable Peter Marshall, NB Power — whose calls to have an RCMP officer accompany a utility employee when the power to the grow-op was disconnected kicked off the RCMP investigation and subsequent raid — and NB Power employee Trevor Smith. In its statement of defence filed this week with the Court of Queen’s Bench, the RCMP reportedly noted it seized and destroyed some plants because the grower was not authorized. In its statement of claim, the four men argue that over several months, NB Power staff had accessed the property’s power meter inside the building, according to Yahoo . Pointing out that Jeremy Barton lived in the building, the suit maintains the agreement was that the utility would provide notice before entering the property to read the meter, but that was allegedly breached in January 2019. The RCMP’s statement notes…

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