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Kawartha Lakes OPP Seize More Than $2 Million In Cannabis Plants

KAWARTHA LAKES-2,274 cannabis plants were seized by OPP while executing a search warrant that interrupted the illegal production of cannabis at a local property.

Police say on August 8, 2021, City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), with assistance from Haliburton Highlands, Peterborough and Northumberland CSCU along with Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) and local fire, executed a Cannabis Act related warrant at a property on Morton Lane in Sebright. The plants seized were the equivalent of 2 dump trucks full and worth a total estimated value of $2,274,000 according to police. Two ounces of Cannabis resin (approximate estimated value of $560) and 7 grams of cocaine (approximate estimated value of $700) were also seized. Along with, an RV mobile home, an ATV and a prohibited weapon.

Two persons were located and charged as a result of this investigation;

Nick ELLIOTT, 46 years of age of Norwood has been charged with;

  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling-house (or offer to do so)
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

Donald HALL, 59 years of age of Centre Hastings, has been charged with;

  • Unauthorized Possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – Cocaine
  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling-house (or offer to do so)
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

The accused are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on September 9, 2021.

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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