Lindsay man arrested for stealing backyard cannabis plants

After a resident reported a theft, police located a man in the area carrying three stolen plants

It is legal in Canada to grow up to four cannabis plants for personal use. (Photo: Wikipedia)
It is legal in Canada to grow up to four cannabis plants for personal use. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Although you can now legally grow up to four cannabis plants, you might want to think twice about growing them in an area where they are visible from the street.

A Lindsay man was arrested on Thursday (September 26) after he was caught with stolen cannabis plants.

At around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, a resident of Melbourne Street West in Lindsay contacted Kawartha Lakes Police Service to report that a man had just entered their backyard and stole a cannabis plant that was growing on the property.

A short time later, officers located a man walking in the area with several mature cannabis plants in his possession. The man was arrested for the theft.

Further investigation revealed the man had also stolen two cannabis plants from two other properties.

Police have charged 44-year-old Matthew Cork of Lindsay. with three counts of theft under $5,000, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and three counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his probation order.

The accused man will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at 440 Kent Street West in Lindsay on October 31, 2019.

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