More than 6,500 cannabis plants were seized near Toledo. (Supplied by OPP)
The OPP has seized more than 11,000 cannabis plants from three different areas combined.
On Wednesday, warrants were executed at locations on Whitmore Road, west of Frankville, Kitley Line-7, north of Athens and Townline Road in Rideau Lakes Township.
At the Whitmore Road location, members of the OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) seized more than 2000 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. The ages of the people arrested are 62, 57, 50, 23, 49, 45 and 53. Three people were from Scarborough, two are from Rideau Lakes and two are from Markham.
At the Whitmore location. (Supplied by OPP)
All of the accused were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to attend court in Brockville on October 30th.
At the Kitley Line-7 location, members of the OPP East Region CSCU seized more than 2500 cannabis plants. Police say the plants were being grown both indoors and outdoors. Several people were arrested at the scene, but were later released unconditionally. OPP also say 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.
Line 7 grow op (Supplied by OPP)
At the Townline Road location members of the OPP East Region CSCU seized more than 6500 cannabis plants. Police say 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 with Cultivate, propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants. Those charged include a 66, 27 and 44-year-old. The first two are from Rideau Lakes and the third is from Markham. The accused have all been released from custody and are scheduled to appear at court in Brockville on October 30th. Hydro One was called to the location and determined some electrical wiring was unsafe and power was disconnected.
CSCU officers, members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, OPP Emergency Response Team, OPP Canine Unit and the OPP Assets Forfeiture Unit executed the warrants.