Police Briefs: More Illegal Grow-Ops Discovered

Article by Kingston Whig-Standard

Police Briefs: More illegal grow-ops discovered The Whig-StandardThe Whig-Standard Numerous illegal cannabis plants seized by Ontario Provincial Police on Tuesday in Napanee. (Supplied Photo) STEPH CROSIER / STEPH CROSIER/KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD An illegal cannabis farm that Ontario Provincial Police searched on Tuesday in Napanee. (Supplied Photo) STEPH CROSIER / STEPH CROSIER/KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD Kingston Police are searching for John Pompeo, 39, who has not been seen since Sept. 3. (Supplied Photo) STEPH CROSIER / STEPH CROSIER/KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD

Ontario Provincial Police continue to find thousands upon thousands of illegal cannabis plants in the Kingston area, charging three more people from the Greater Toronto Area. On Tuesday, they added nearly 6,000 plants found at an illegal grow operation in Napanee to the tally.

Officers executed a warrant and searched two locations on Drive Inn Road. On the farms, officers found and seized the plants, 600 pounds of cannabis shake (used in the production of cannabis resin), about $3,500 cash, a van and a variety of farming equipment.

The OPP have charged Jun Cheng, 41, of East York, Xiaopeng Yuan, 39, of Toronto and Yun Feng Zhang, 30, of North York with cultivating more than four cannabis plants and possession of proceeds of crime.

All three were released and are scheduled to appear in court in Napanee on Nov. 3.

In July and August, the OPP found a number of other illegal grow operations in Napanee, Stone Mills and Deseronto.

 

Kingston Police are searching for a local 39-year-old who has not been seen since Sept. 3.

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