‘Four dump trucks’ of cannabis seized by police in Kirkfield

More than 6,000 cannabis plants — worth an estimated roughly $6 million — were seized from a Kirkfield home last week, according to the OPP.

Officers executed a search warrant at a home on Portage Road on July 21 resulting in charges against seven people.

Police say the 6,152 cannabis plants were in various stages of growth.

“This seizure was the equivalent of four full dump trucks with an estimated value of $6,152,000,” reads a media release.

“The warrant also resulted in the seizure of 100 pounds of cannabis bud in the drying stage with an estimated street value of $225,500, 329 pounds of dry cannabis bud with an estimated street value of $1,490,370 and 2.3 pounds of cannabis resin valued at an estimated $20,840.”

The total estimated street value of all cannabis items seized is approximately $7.9 million, according to police.

A skid steer, two fork lifts and Health Canada Licences were also seized as part of the investigation, police noted.

The seven suspects — Phillip Huy Quoc, 54, of Kirkfield; Van Phuong Dao, 43, of Toronto; Paul Gilbert, 63, of Kirkfield; Vinh Luu, 51, of Calgary, Alberta; Chinh Nghia Nguyen, 54, of St-Leonard, Quebec; Kien Quoc Tran, 61, of Calgary, Alberta; and Yen Ngoc Vu, 56, of North York — have each been charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution and unlawfully cultivate plants at a place not their dwelling under the Cannabis Act.

They are scheduled to appear in Lindsay court on Sept. 16.

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