The former president of Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers is facing charges in connection with a large-scale illegal marijuana grow operation.
Jon-Paul Fuller, 44, of Lakeshore, is one of two people who OPP charged after officers raided a property in Leamington on Wednesday morning.
Shortly after the charges were made public Thursday, the Crime Stoppers board ousted Fuller. He had been involved with the organization since 2013 as a board member, was named treasurer in 2015 and became president this June.
The raid took place around 9 a.m. Wednesday at 1935 Fox Run Rd. — a large, multi-lot property with residences and numerous greenhouse facilities.
Provincial police were out in full force, including members of the tactical team, organized crime bureau, drug enforcement unit, forensic unit, and patrol officers. They stayed on the scene conducting their investigation throughout Wednesday and overnight into Thursday morning.