On October 2, the York Regional Police released the details of their investigation into a cannabis grow operation in King Township, leading to the arrest of eight people.
The investigation began in early September after the Organized Crime Bureau – Guns, Gangs and Drug Enforcement Unit received complaints from residents.
On September 26, investigators executed search warrants on two properties in the area of Woodchopper Lane and Dufferin Street.
Although the growers had licenses from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis, investigators found more than 400 plants were being grown over the licenced limits.
One property held four licences that allowed for 1,140 plants to be grown, and the other had three licenses that allowed for 1,121 plants.
Police estimate that the excess plants represent approximately $400,000.
“These investigations are raising significant concerns, as there is once again a blatant disregard for licenced grow limits,” said Chief Eric Jolliffe, in a press release.
Two of the people involved has previously been arrested for the same offence in late July at grow operation on Strawberry Lane.
HERE THEY GROW AGAIN – Cannabis growers arrested again at a farm in King Township. After receiving community complaints, investigators executed search warrants and found the amount of cannabis growing on the properties once again exceeded licenced amount. https://t.co/CpGMo7Ps8g
— York Regional Police (@YRP) October 2, 2018
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