'Hundreds' of pot plants seized in Norfolk County bust: OPP

Police in Norfolk County have charged three people after a raid on a large unlicensed grow-op at an undisclosed Simcoe, Ont. address.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Const. Ed Sanchuk said the operation on Wednesday was conducted as a result of tips from the public.

 

OPP and Ontario's Cannabis Enforcement Team remove plants from an unlicenced grow-op in Simcoe county on Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020.

OPP and Ontario's Cannabis Enforcement Team remove plants from an unlicenced grow-op in Simcoe county on Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020.

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During the bust, officers seized ‘hundreds’ of plants at a value of approximately $796,000 and about $20,000 in processed pot, according to Sanchuk.

The three charged are from Norfolk, Markham, and Brantford. Each is facing a charge of possession for the purpose of selling.

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“What you need to realize is that the plants that are grown outside the provincial and federal legislation oftentimes goes back to fund organized crime,” Sanchuk said in a social media post on Thursday at the site of the raid.

Anyone with information on the investigation can reach out to OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Tip can also be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

 

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