The RCMP has raided a farm in Nova Scotia to find evidence that some of the poppy plants were grown on private property.
RCMP said in a statement on Tuesday that the search was conducted because they believed that the plants were growing on private land.
The RCMP said they found more than 200 poppy plants on two land parcels, and the seizure includes all the plant material.
More than 200 plants on a private property, including a field, are being seized by RCMP in Nova Scotia, where poppy plants are grown.
The RCMP said a search of the farm resulted in a large number of plants, which it is expected to be sent to a lab to be tested for contaminants.
“This investigation will continue and continue to determine the full extent of the contamination,” RCMP said.
Police say they seized the plants because the RCMP believe that the land was used for growing other crops, including marijuana, but have yet to determine how.
The agency also says that a search on Monday was conducted to determine whether the RCMP had been informed that the farm was the source of the plants.