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OPP seize illegal cannabis in South Glengarry

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) SD&G Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have seized over 5,000 cannabis plants in South Glengarry Township.

CSCU officers, along with members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit, SD&G OPP Crime unit, Canada Border Services, Ministry of Labour, Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit and officers from Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Detachment executed a warrant on February 17, at a location on Hay Road. The South Glengarry Township Fire Department also attended as part of the investigation.

In addition to the cannabis plants, a large quantity of growing and processing equipment were seized.  Seven people were arrested at the location and all were charged with:

  • Possession of illicit cannabis
  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest a cannabis plant that is from seed or plant material that is illicit cannabis
  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest a cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house
  • Distribute illicit cannabis
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing

Three suspects were charged with:

  • Possession of illicit cannabis
  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest a cannabis plant that is from seed or plant material that is illicit cannabis
  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest a cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house
  • Distribute illicit cannabis
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing
  • Falsification books and documents – fraudulent intent
  • Fraud over $5000

All suspects were released from custody and are scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria on April 7, 2021.  The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information on the above incidents or any other crime is asked to call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or you can submit a TIP online at www.seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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