Approximately $2 million in cannabis has been seized by the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS).
In August, GSPS says they received information of an ‘extensive’ outdoor cannabis grow operation within Greater Sudbury.
Alongside the OPP, they began an investigation that revealed the address of the grow operation was in Chelmsford.
On September first, the GSPS executed a search warrant at the residence.
Over the two days, the searched revealed both a large outdoor grow operation as well as a cannabis resin (hash oil) lab.
Police say property owners did not have a licence for their approximately 1,000 cannabis plants.
The total estimate of the seizure is approximately $1 million of plants, $261,250 of dried cannabis, $610,500 of hash oil, and $123,750 of cannabis butter as well as nearly $150,000 of lab equipment.
The investigation is ongoing and to date, two men (31 and 63 years old), as well as a 62-year-old woman, have been charged with cultivation of cannabis with additional charges likely pending.
The individuals will appear in Sudbury court on November 25.
Police also say that although cannabis possession and production have been legalized and regulated, it has always remained a criminal offence to produce, sell, distribute, import/export, and use cannabis outside parameters of both the provincial and federal legislation.