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Edmonton firefighter convicted of running grow-op

Jan. 4, 2013, Edmonton – An Edmonton firefighter who got swept up in a legal inferno for running a marijuana grow operation has escaped jail time.

January 4, 2013
By The Canadian Press

Jan. 4, 2013, Edmonton – An Edmonton firefighter who got swept up in a legal inferno for running a marijuana grow operation has escaped jail time.

Najeeb Manah has been given a conditional sentence of two years less a day to be served in the community after he pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of production of a controlled substance.

Manah, who is 33, was arrested after police seized hundreds of marijuana plants and thousands of dollars worth of drug-related equipment from his Edmonton home last March.

Edmonton Fire Chief Ken Block says the department's legal advisors have yet to review court transcripts, and he can't comment on whether Manah will lose his job.

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In November, another Edmonton firefighter was arrested after a police search in Sherwood Park, Alta., involving a separate alleged grow operation.

David Chevalier, who is 28, is facing two drug charges and is currently on leave without pay.