Two people were arrested following the seizure of nearly 1,000 cannabis plants at a location in the Municipality of Trent Lakes that was the site of a major cannabis seizure a year ago.
According to Peterborough County OPP, investigators determined a location on Laplantes Road just west of the village of Buckhorn was once again being used to produce cannabis in contravention of the Cannabis Act. In August 2020, investigators seized 3,386 cannabis plants and 530 pounds of processed cannabis bud.
A second search of the property on Aug. 18, 2021, led to the seizure of the 990 outdoor cannabis plants. Investigators also located a cave that went approximately 50 metres into an escarpment and was accessible through a cabin. Inside the cave officers located an additional 231 pounds of cannabis bud that was packaged in vacuum-sealed one-pound bags.
Two people were arrested following the raid.
Guohua Chi, 46, of Toronto and Guang Xu, 63, of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ont., were both charged with possession for the purpose of distributing cannabis and cultivating, propagating or harvesting any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house.
They were released and are scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Sept. 23, OPP said Tuesday.