08/31/2012 09:25 EDT | Updated 10/31/2012 05:12 EDT

N.B. RCMP spot small pot grow-op during PM's visit

During Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to New Brunswick Wednesday, officers involved in security detail spotted a small outdoor marijuana grow-op from an RCMP helicopter.

Harper was visiting the region for the official opening of a research station when RCMP spotted about a dozen pot plants.

Police said the plants have now been chopped down.