The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) took down a major illegal cannabis grow op in Cramahe Township in eastern Northumberland County last week.
On Thursday (August 6), police executed two search warrants under the federal Cannabis Act at two adjoining rural properties near Colborne.
At the two properties, police seized a total of 3,444 cannabis plants, 41 pounds of processed cannabis, and 31 pounds of cannabis resin.
They also seized a farm tractor and cell phone.
Police estimate the street value of the seized cannabis at $3.9 million.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged 51-year-old Ronald Forget and 54-year-old Faith Forget, both of Cramahe Township, and 55-year old Ken Hung Yap of Scarborough, with possession of illicit cannabis, possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution, cultivate more than four cannabis plants, and cultivate place other than residence.
The three accused were released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on October 14, 2020.
The investigation was a joint effort of the Northumberland/Peterborough OPP community street crime Unit (CSCU) with the assistance of the City of Kawartha Lakes CSCU, Bracebridge CSCU, Orillia CSCU, Nottawasaga CSCU, Central Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, and Central Region emergency response teams and canine units.