Three people in Chelmsford have been charged after the Greater Sudbury Police Service made a significant drug bust last week.
In August, police officers received information of an extensive outdoor cannabis grow-op within Greater Sudbury. The drug enforcement unit and the OPP organized crime enforcement bureau began an investigation that revealed the address of the operation in Chelmsford.
On Sept. 1, members of the drug enforcement unit; intel; the break, enter and robbery unit; and the rural units, along with members of the OPP, executed a search warrant under the authority prescribed in the Cannabis Act.
Over two days, a search of the property revealed a large outdoor grow operation with about 1,000 cannabis plants for which the property owners did not have a licence. Upon searching the residence and outbuildings on the property, a “sophisticated cannabis resin extraction lab” was uncovered. This lab posed an obvious danger to the officers, as well as the public.