OPP arrest eight and confiscate nearly 3,000 cannabis plants from Deseronto Road

An overhead view of cannabis plants that were growing in a field on Deseronto Road. Photo by OPP.

Another day, another major cannabis plant bust in the region.

On Sept. 1 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) seized nearly 3,000 cannabis plants in Tyendinaga Township.

CSCU officers, along with members of the Lennox and Addington OPP Detachment, OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a warrant at a location on Deseronto Road.

Investigators seized nearly 3,000 cannabis plants, nearly $5,000 Canadian currency and a variety of equipment used for production of cannabis.

Eight people were arrested in the area.

These accused have been charged with:

  • Cultivating, propagating or harvesting more than four cannabis plants
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime

The accused individuals have been released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on Nov. 3, 2020.

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