More than 2200 cannabis plants seized in Sebright

Two people face charges after police allegedly seized more than 2200 cannabis plants from a Kawartha Lakes property.

According to Kawartha Lakes OPP, a total of 2274 plants were seized from a property on Morton Lane in Sebright last Sunday (Aug. 8).

Police say the plants seized were the equivalent of two dump trucks full and worth a total estimated value of $2,274,000.

“Two ounces of Cannabis resin (approximate estimated value of $560) and 7 grams of cocaine (approximate estimated value of $700) were also seized. Along with, an RV mobile home, an ATV and a prohibited weapon,” reads a release from police.

As a result of the investigation, police have charged two people.

Nick Elliott, 46, of Norwood is charged with cultivate, propagate or harvest any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house (or offer to do so), and possession for the purpose of distributing.

Donald Hall, 59, of Centre Hastings faces the same charges as well as unauthorized possession of a weapon and possession of a Schedule 1 substance – cocaine. 

The accused are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on Sept. 9.