OPP Seize Nearly 4,000 Cannabis Plants From Properties in Napanee

Article by Steph Crosier, Kingston Whig-Standard

OPP seize nearly 4,000 cannabis plants from properties in Napanee Steph CrosierSteph Crosier An aerial photo of the numerous green houses searched by the Ontario Provincial Police on two neighbouring properties on Goodyear Road in Napanee, Ont., on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. (Supplied photo) Cannabis plants seized by the Ontario Provincial Police from two neighbouring properties on Goodyear Road in Napanee, Ont., on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. (Supplied photo) Cannabis plants seized by the Ontario Provincial Police from two neighbouring properties on Goodyear Road in Napanee, Ont., on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. (Supplied photo) Greenhouses searched by the Ontario Provincial Police on two neighbouring properties on Goodyear Road in Napanee, Ont., on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. (Supplied photo) Harvesting equipment seized by the Ontario Provincial Police from two neighbouring properties on Goodyear Road in Napanee, Ont., on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. (Supplied photo)

Six people, from Greater Napanee, Toronto and Greenfield Park, Que., have all been charged by the Ontario Provincial Police after they located nearly 4,000 cannabis plants on two neighbouring properties in Napanee.

Officers searched the properties on Goodyear Road on Tuesday. They found and seized the plants, more than 500 grams of hashish, about $5,000 cash, a 22-calibre revolver, a crossbow, a variety of equipment used to harvest cannabis and a 2020 pickup and tractor.

The OPP have charged Xing Chun Chen, 54, Jing Fei Cao, 33, Yun Ying Cao, 65, and Yingzhao Cui, 43, all of Greater Napanee, Xioa Lie Geng, 41, of Greenfield Park, Que., and Jing Geng Jiang, 46, of Toronto with cultivating more than four cannabis plants and possession of proceeds of crime.

Chen, Geng and Jiang have also been charged with possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon.

All of the accused have been released and are scheduled to appear in court in Napanee on Oct. 27.

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