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Police Say 231 Pounds Of Cannabis Bud Found In A Cave Accessible Through a Cabin In Trent Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Members of the Peterborough/Northumberland OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU)  executed a Cannabis Act search warrant on August 12, 2020 at a property on Laplantes Road in the Municipality of Trent Lakes seizing 3386 Cannabis plants and 530 pounds of processed Cannabis bud according to police.

In 2021 an investigation led by the Peterborough/Northumberland CSCU revealed that the same location on Laplantes Road was allegedly again being used to produce cannabis in contravention of the Cannabis Act. On August 18, 2021 members of the Peterborough/Northumberland CSCU with the assistance of the Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine Unit executed a Cannabis Act search warrant on the Laplantes Road property.

Courtesy OPP

Two individuals were arrested and charged with Cannabis Act violations.

Officers say they seized 990 outdoor cannabis plants and also located a cave accessible through a cabin built on the side of the escarpment. Within the cave which went approximately 50 meters into the escarpment, officers located and seized 231 pounds of cannabis bud which was packaged in one pound vacuum-sealed bags.

Guohua CHI (age 46) of Scarborough, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of distributing

• Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house

Guang XU (age 63) of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

• Possession for the purpose of distributing

• Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house

The accused were released and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on September 23, 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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