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Thousands of cannabis plants seized in Greater Napanee

Nearly four thousand cannabis plants have been seized by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) at two locations in Greater Napanee.

CSCU officers, along with members of the Lennox and Addington OPP Detachment, OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed warrants on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 at two adjacent locations on Goodyear Road, the OPP said in a release dated Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020.

Items seized included nearly 4000 cannabis plants, over 500 grams of hashish, nearly $5000 in Canadian currency, a 22-calibre revolver, a crossbow and a variety of equipment used for production of cannabis, including 2020 pick-up truck and a tractor. 

A total of six people were arrested in the area. Charged are:

  • Xing Chun Chen, age 54 of greater Napanee
  • Xioa Lie Geng, age 41 of Greenfield Park, Quebec
  • Jing Feng Jiang, 46 of Toronto

All of these accused have been charged with:

  • Cultivate propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon

Also charged are:

  • Jing Fei Cao, age 33 of Greater Napanee
  • Yun Ying Cao, age 65 of Greater Napanee
  • Yingzhao Cui, age 43 of Greater Napanee

These accused have been charged with:

  • Cultivate propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime

All accused individuals have been released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee in October 2020.

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