Charges Laid in Newtonville Grow Operation

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Three suspects are facing charges following a Cannabis grow operation investigation in Newtonville.

Investigators from the Drug Enforcement Unit commenced an investigation in relation to a property located on Lakeshore Road. It was determined that four licenses had been issued for plants to be grown indoors at this location.

Following the execution of a search warrant, officers located an outdoor grow-op much larger than the licenses permitted. Approximately 1,024 plants were seized.

Hui CHEN, age 52, Jin CHEN, age 59, both of Clarington and Wen ZHENG, age 63, of Markham are charged with: Unauthorized Possession of Cannabis and Cultivate Not in Dwelling House under the Cannabis Act. They were released on Undertakings.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Baldini from the Drug Enforcement Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2204.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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