Eleven charged, 8000 plants seized in Wingle Inn grow-op bust

Further to The Current’s exclusive report on the raid of a cannabis grow-op near Palmer Rapids last Friday as it was taking place, the OPP have now released the following details of the operation:

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have seized approximately 8,000 thousand cannabis plants in Brudenell-Lyndoch-Raglan Township.

CSCU officers, along with members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit and the Killaloe Detachment executed a warrant on September 11, 2020 at a location on Wingle Road.  Above: greenhouse grow   Photo OPP

In addition to the cannabis plants, officers also seized a large quantity of processed cannabis, growing and processing equipment, two rifles and over $10,000 in Canadian currency. 

Eleven people were arrested at or near the location:

  • Chengdi LI, age 53 of Brudenell-Lyndoch-Raglan Township
  • Shaobin OU, age 52 of Markham
  • Xianbao OU, age 57 of Toronto
  • Shi Kai OU, age 32 of North York
  • Wang Rong ZOU, age 57 of Scarborough
  • Guiying CHEN, age 53 of North York
  • Rui Bin LIN, age 66 of Toronto
  • Shuxia WANG, age 51 of Scarborough
  • Chunyi LI, age 63 of Scarborough
  • Tiandong LIU, age 66 of Toronto
  • Jing OU, age 18 of Markham

All have been charged with:

  • Cultivate propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants – Cannabis Act (CA) sec. 12(5)
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime – Criminal Code (CC) sec. 354(1)(a)

All accused persons were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Killaloe on October 28, 2020.

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Indoor grow Photo OPP

 

Dickson,B. OPP East Region(2020,Sept.16) OPP SEIZES 8000 CANNABIS PLANTS SOUTH OF KILLALOE [media release]

photos OPP 

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