$ 1.9 Million Common Net Bust

GLEN STEWART – A joint operation of several OPP units brought in $ 1.9 million in cannabis plants early Tuesday morning.

Officers from the Organized Crime Control Office, the Joint Cannabis Control Team, the Provincial Property Confiscation Unit, the Community Street Crime Unit, the Intervention Team Emergency Department and SD&G Detachment executed a search warrant on July 13 west of Glen Stewart on County Road 18.

More than 1,900 plants were seized, valued at approximately $ 1.9 million.

Two people were arrested at the scene: Longxing Chen, 65, and Xinqiang Chen, 43, both from Georgetown.

The duo have each been charged with cultivating or harvesting illicit cannabis under the Cannabis Act.

Both defendants have been released and are scheduled to appear in Cornwall court on September 9.

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 613-534-2223 or Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is the second major cannabis seizure by police in less than a year in South Dundas. On September 21, 2020, the Ontario Provincial Police arrested 13 people at a cannabis farm at the corner of Rowena and Shaver Roads northwest of Morrisburg. Almost $ 2 million worth of cannabis was seized at that time.

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