Raids on illicit cannabis grows outside of Peterborough by the Ontario Provincial Police resulted in three arrests and seizure of approximately $3.9 million worth of cannabis and other property.

Officers executed search warrants at adjoining rural properties last Thursday in Cramahe Township, located near Colborne, kawarthaNOW reports.

Cramahe Township locals Faith Forget, 54, and Ronald Forget, 51, as well as Scarborough native Ken Hung Yap, 55, have been arrested and face charges of possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution, cultivating more than four cannabis plants and cultivating at a place other than their own residence.

The raid marks the second time Ronald Forget has stood accused of cannabis-related offences this year. In late March, Forget was charged with possession of illicit cannabis, “altering or offering to alter the chemical or physical properties of cannabis by using an organic solvent, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000,” GoNorthumberland reports.

All three accused have since been released and are scheduled to appear at Cobourg’s Ontario Court of Justice in mid-October.

A total of 41 pounds of “processed” cannabis, as well as 31 pounds of cannabis extract, 3,444 live cannabis plants, a tractor, and a cell phone were seized during the raids.

The busts were executed by the OPP’s Northumberland/Peterborough Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) in partnership with Bracebridge CSCU, Nottawasaga CSCU, City of Kawartha Lakes CSCU, Central Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Central Region Emergency response teams, and the OPP canine unit.

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