Four Ottawa residents were arrested and officers executed search warrants at an industrial facility on Emily Street in Carleton Place and a home on Huntsman Crescent in Kanata Sept. 29, the Ontario Provincial Police said in a release Monday.
Officers seized more than 700 cannabis plants, about 88 kg of processed cannabis, 54 kg of cannabis shake, “large quantities” of cannabis resin and cannabis edibles, several thousand dollars in cash, and growing and processing equipment, police said.
The OPP-led provincial joint forces cannabis enforcement team had the help of the OPP East Region community street crime and provincial asset forfeiture units, Ottawa OPP, the force’s emergency response team and the Ottawa Police Service’s tactical unit, the OPP said.
A 63-year-old man and 53-year-old woman face charges including possession for the purpose of distributing and cultivating, propagating or harvesting illicit cannabis under the Cannabis Act, and possession of a substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The man is also charged with possession of the proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000 under the Criminal Code.
Both are scheduled to appear in court in Ottawa on Nov. 16.
A 22-year-old woman and 28-year-old man are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Cannabis Act and are scheduled to appear in court in Perth on Nov. 18.
This article was originally published on ottawacitizen.com
Gillis, Megan. “OPP Seize Cannabis with Value Pegged at More than $1m in Kanata, Carleton Place.” Ottawacitizen, Ottawa Citizen, 4 Oct. 2021, ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/opp-seize-cannabis-with-value-pegged-at-more-than-1m-in-kanata-carleton-place.
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