#OPP Seize Over 11,000 Marijuana Plants in 3 Eastern Ontario Raids

#OPP Seize Over 11,000 Marijuana Plants in 3 Eastern Ontario Raids

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

OPP SEIZES OVER 2000 CANNABIS PLANTS IN RIDEAU LAKES TWP

(RIDEAU LAKES TWP, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have seized more than 2000 cannabis plants in Rideau Lakes Township.

CSCU officers, along with members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit and the OPP Assets Forfeiture Unit executed a warrant on September 23, 2020 at a location on Whitmore Road, west of Frankville.

In addition to the cannabis plants, officers also seized a pick-up truck and a backhoe, as well as growing equipment. Seven people were arrested at the location and charged with Cultivate propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants under section 12(4)(b) of the Cannabis Act (CA).

Charged are:

  • Shuilo HUANG, age 62 of Scarborough
  • Van Vong NGUYEN, age 57 of Rideau Lakes Township
  • Xuan An TRUONG, age 50 of Rideau Lakes Township
  • Li YAN, age 23 of Scarborough
  • Mei Jian YE, age 49 of Markham
  • Hai Wei ZHANG, age 45 of Markham
  • Ming ZHAO, age 53 of Scarborough

All of the accused were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on October 30, 2020.

OPP SEIZES OVER 2500 CANNABIS PLANTS IN ELIZABETHTOWN-KITLEY

(ELIZABETHTOWN-KITLEY TWP, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have seized more than 2500 cannabis plants in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

CSCU officers, along with members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit and the OPP Assets Forfeiture Unit executed a warrant on September 23, 2020 at a location on Kitley Line-7, north of Athens.

The plants were being grown both indoors and outdoors.

Several people were arrested at the scene, but were later released unconditionally.

Hydro One was called to the location, after it was determined that unsafe electrical connections were being utilized. Crews confirmed the situation was hazardous and power was disconnected.

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FROM: Community Street Crime Unit DATE: September 25, 2020

OPP SEIZES OVER 6500 CANNABIS PLANTS NEAR TOLEDO

(RIDEAU LAKES TWP, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have seized more than 6500 cannabis plants near Toledo.

CSCU officers, along with members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit and the OPP Assets Forfeiture Unit executed a warrant on September 23, 2020 at a location on Townline Road in Rideau Lakes Township.

In addition to the plants, which were being grown both indoors and outdoors, officers seized a high end sport utility vehicle, generators and a variety of growing equipment. Three people were arrested at the scene and charged under section 12(4)(b) of the Cannabis Act with Cultivate, propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants.

Charged are:

  • Jinrong CHEN, age 66 of Rideau Lakes Township
  • Jie LIN, age 27 of Rideau Lakes Township
  • Na ZHU, age 44 of Markham

The accused have all been released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on October 30, 2020.

Hydro One was called to the location and determined some electrical wiring was unsafe. The power was disconnected.



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