Police bust marijuana grow op in Bethany

Thousands of plants seized, three people charged

Ontario Provincial Police

Three people have been arrested and charged after police raised a marijuana grow operation in Bethany.

Yesterday (September 13), offices from the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP, the Community Street Crime Unit, and the Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a Beers Road property in Bethany.

As the location, police seized around 3,400 marijuana plants, more than 100 grams of marijuana, two motor vehicles, and other property required to maintain a grow operation. Items seized are valued at approximately $1.7 million.

Un Ieong Lam (62 years of age, of Thornhill), Jian Xiong Li (46 years of age, of Scarborough), and Lianrong Shen (27 years of age, of Stouffville) were arrested and charged with trafficking. Li and Shen were also charged wtih posession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The accused persons are all scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay for a bail hearing this morning (September 14).