Some of the marijuana found and seized during the police anti-crime exercise in Mason Hall, Tobago, on Thursday 18 March 2021. (Image: TTPS)

Tobago Police arrested one man for possession of marijuana and seized some 156 marijuana trees during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Mason Hall, Tobago, yesterday.

A release from the Police Service explains that around 4 pm on Thursday 18th March 2021, a party of officers attached to the Emergency Respond Patrol Unit (ERP) were on mobile patrol in Mason Hall, when they observed a large quantity of growing plants resembling marijuana in an open area at premises along Belmont Road.

The officers conducted enquiries and met a 40-year-old man residing at that address.  They then informed him that he exceeded the legal limit of having four growing plants on his property.

PC Adams and a party of officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department visited the scene and conducted enquiries.

Police officers determined that the total number of marijuana trees on the property was 156.

The officers seized the marijuana trees and arrested the suspect.

Enquiries are ongoing.