OPP seize 2,000 cannabis plants in eastern Ontario grow up bust
Ontario Provincial Police say officers seized more than 2,000 cannabis plants from a rural property north of Belleville, Ont. Tues. June 22, 2021. (Photo submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police)
OTTAWA -- Ontario Provincial Police say they have seized $2 million worth of cannabis plants from a property near Belleville, Ont.
In a release, police said officers executed a warrant Tuesday at a rural property on Spring Brook Road in the municipality of Stirling-Rawdon, about 35 km north of Belleville.
Police seized a pickup truck, two pounds of processed cannabis, and more than 2,000 plants, the value of which the OPP estimated at $2 million.
Junli Chen, 44, and Ai Min Yang, 56, both of Toronto, are now facing charges of cultivating illicit cannabis and cultivating cannabis at a property that is not their home.
The accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in a Belleville courtroom on Aug. 9.
Police say if you spot a suspected cannabis grow op, do not touch the plants or enter the area. Instead call police or Crime Stoppers.