Local Migrant Farm Workers Caught Up in Big Cannabis Bust

Article by Doug Schmidt, Windsor Star

Local News Local migrant farm workers caught up in big pot bust Author of the article:Doug Schmidt • Windsor Star Diego, a temporary farm worker from Guatemala, is shown outside the UFCW's agricultural workers support centre in Leamington on Nov. 5, 2020. Not his real name, Diego was one of 17 farm workers arrested and charged during a series of OPP raids against illegal cannabis grow-ops on Sept. 15, 2020, near Picton, Prince Edward County. PHOTO BY DOUG SCHMIDT /Windsor Star

Security at the large Prince Edward County farm where Diego lived and worked, helping with the growing of thousands of cannabis plants, was largely the responsibility of a single dog.

On Sept. 15, on the eve of this year’s pot harvest, the dog began barking at about 5 a.m., waking Diego and his five bunkmates. He peeked out into a darkness pierced by police vehicle lights illuminating armed police officers on the move.

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