Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
Several complaints from area residents launched a police probe that revealed a large, sophisticated and illegal cannabis farm in south central Ontario.
Late in the morning of Apr. 19, uniform members of the Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay Detachment attended a farm in Tiny Township in response to citizen complaints about a possible grow-op.
Once there, police located several buildings that had signs of a cannabis grow operation in progress, notes a statement from the OPP.
Members of specialized teams were called in and a search warrant was executed on Apr. 20, or what many call Weed Day.
“Investigators discovered a professional, high-quality installation that was in the process of growing a large number of cannabis plants in various stages of development along with further mass production facilities were in the process of being constructed,” according to police.
In all, police ended up seizing 9,207 cannabis plants, 2,448 weed clones, 36.2 kilograms of marijuana bud and a loaded and insecure .22 calibre rifle.