LAMBTON COUNTY, ON, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Between September 22nd and September 26th, 2014, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Sarnia Detachment in partnership with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Lambton Street Crime Unit conducted an annual marihuana project called O-SABOT.
Project O-SABOT is the Ontario portion of a Canada wide marihuana eradication program that is aimed at locating and destroying outdoor marihuana grow operations to reduce the supply of illegal marihuana to Canadian communities.
The partnership between the RCMP and OPP brought together resources and intelligence in order to identify the marihuana grow sites. In total, almost 600 marihuana plants were removed from 22 different illegal grow sites throughout Lambton County.
"Illegal marihuana use and the criminality that surrounds it harm individuals and communities. This proactive strategy impacts the activities and financial benefit of organized crime" stated Sergeant Deborah Murtha, Sarnia RCMP Detachment Commander.
Police would like to thank concerned members of the public who provided information which resulted in the success of this program.
Information about suspected marihuana grow sites or any other illegal activity can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Photo available through the RCMP "O" Division Newsroom.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Cst. Michael Redmond
RCMP Sarnia Detachment
Office: (519) 337-7543