Community in 'disbelief' after police seize $7.3 million of cannabis in largest Chatham-Kent bustPosted by On

WINDSOR, ONT. —
A small farming community in Chatham-Kent is shocked after learning of a record breaking pot bust in their neighbourhood.

There were 7,300 mature plants that filled a greenhouse in Chatham before police dismantled and seized the crop last week.

“To give you some perspective, it took about two-dozen officers three days to dismantle the illegal drug operation,” said Renee Cowell public information officer with Chatham-Kent police.

In total, police say they recovered $7.3 million worth of ready to harvest cannabis from a greenhouse on Maynard Line, the largest bust Chatham-Kent municipality has ever seen.

Area councillor Mary Clare Latimer spoke out Tuesday on behalf of residents.

“I think the first feeling, was one of disbelief, and then quickly turned to betrayal and anger,” she said.

Police will not confirm the location as it is an active investigation. Councillor Latimer lives close to the North Harwich facility. Multiple…

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