Kilograms of marijuana seized across the street from an elementary school

CORNWALL, ON, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - On the evening of March 20th, 2013, following a traffic stop in Cornwall, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force, Serious & Organized Crime Section (CRTF-S&OC) arrested a male for transporting marijuana.  Further investigation led police to execute a search warrant in the early morning hours of March 21st, 2013 at a residence located across the street from three (3) schools in Cornwall.  As a result of their actions, investigators were able to dismantle a marijuana grow operation consisting of 22 plants.  At the residence, police seized equipment used for cultivation and approximately 8.3 kilograms of bagged marijuana ready for distribution.  A 2003 Silver Acura used to transport the drugs was also seized.

At this time, a male and a female will be charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Further charges are pending.

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The Cornwall RTF- S&OC is comprised of members of the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS), Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

SOURCE: Cornwall Regional Task Force

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