Tuesday, July 27, 2021

$12 Million Seizure, 7 Charged in Illegal Cannabis Grow-Op in Meaford

On June 30, 2021, the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) with the assistance of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Canine Unit, OPP Aviation Services, OPP Provincial Assets and Forfeiture Unit, and the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Team executed a search warrant on a property located in the Municipality of Meaford.

Photo: OPP

As a result of the investigation, seven individuals were arrested and are facing the following charges:

Xiuqing CHEN, 57 years-of-age, of no fixed address

  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house, and
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

Rong Zhuo GUAN, 63 years-of-age, of Scarborough, Ontario

  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house, and
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

Chundi HUANG, 42-years-of-age, of Toronto, Ontario

  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house, and
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

Cheronna Man KWAN, 29-years-of-age, of Markham, Ontario

  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house, and
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

Wen QIU, 60-years-of-age, of Markham, Ontario

  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house, and
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

Lai Kiu TAM, 60 years-of-age, of Scarborough, Ontario

  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house, and
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

So How FONG. 58 years-of-age, of Scarborough, Ontario

  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants, and
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing.

A search of the property resulted in the seizure of 11,309 illegal cannabis plants, as well as numerous other offence related assets. The total value of the property seized is estimated at approximately $12,150,830.

The individuals are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on July 29, 2021.

Photo: OPP

 

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