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Guelph police uncover marijuana grow-op as part of theft investigation

Guelph police say they have arrested a 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman from Moorefield, Ont. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph police say two people from Moorefield, Ont., are facing several charges after uncovering a marijuana grow operation as part of a theft investigation.

A business in the city’s north end reported the theft to police on Aug. 8, which included 27 laptops and several electrician tools.

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Police said the total value of the missing items was $60,000.

Their investigation led officers to a 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman.

A search warrant was carried out at their home where police say they found the stolen items along with a marijuana grow operation and 15 ounces of dry cannabis.

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Police said the stolen items were returned to their rightful owner.

Moorefield is about 50 kilometres northeast of Guelph in the Township of Mapleton

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Charges laid against the suspects include possession of stolen property and cultivating cannabis over the legal limit.

They will both appear in court on Sept. 24.

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