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Durham police lay charges after finding a cannabis grow operation

DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: Durham Regional Police (DRPS) has laid charges against two people, after a cannabis grow operation was discovered in Port Perry.

According to the police service, on Wednesday, September 14th, their Drug Enforcement Unit completed an investigation “in relation to a property on Highway 7 and 12 in Port Perry.” They seized $8.5 million worth of cannabis from the property.

“Investigators executed a search warrant, which led to the discovery of more than 10,000 illicit cannabis plants. These plants were found growing indoors and outdoors on the property. Police also located approximately 250 pounds of dried cannabis in vacuum-sealed bags,” read a DRPS press release.

Two individuals, who police have decided not to name, were arrested and charged under the Cannabis Act with unauthorized production of cannabis and possession of illicit cannabis.

Police are asking anyone who has further information on this case to contact Detective/ Constable Payne of the Drug Enforcement Unit, at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2204. As always, anonymous information can be provided to Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477.

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