$4.4 million in cannabis and equipment seized in Leamington

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Essex County OPP have charged four people after seizing $4.4 million in cannabis and equipment in Leamington.

The OPP Community Street Crime Unit and the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team in partnership with Municipality of Leamington bylaw officers, executed a warrant in the 100 block of Mersea Road 5 on Thursday.

Officers say they found about 7,600 cannabis plants in various stages of growth, 500 pounds of processed cannabis, and various grow equipment, with a total value of $4,418,490.

Four people were arrested:

  •  Jian Chen, 64, of Scarborough, Ont.
  •  Yunguang Gao, 58, of Scarborough, Ont.
  •  Xiaoqin Kang, 58, of Aurora, Ont.
  •  Zhenzeng Weng, 66, of Markham, Ont.

All were charged with cultivate, propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants. They will appear in a Windsor court on a later date.


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