$2.1M in unlicensed pot plants seized during raid in Norfolk: OPP

Northumberland OPP seized cannabis during a traffic stop in Port Hope. Canadian Press file

A large group of people have been charged after a police raid on a non-licensed cannabis grow-op in Norfolk County.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the bust took place on Thursday at a Windham Road 12 address.

An estimated $2.1 million in pot plants were seized and 27 people were taken into custody without incident and charged with unlawfully cultivating cannabis, say police.

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“I want to reiterate that the OPP’s role is to enforce and investigate criminal cannabis incidents and focus on the apprehension of those who produce, sell, distribute, import/export and use cannabis outside of the parameters of both the provincial and federal legislation,” OPP Insp. Joseph Varga said in a statement on Friday.

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The investigation is ongoing and further arrests are expected in the coming days, according to Varga.

Anyone with information on the seizure can reach out to OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

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