(County of Brant, ON) - Members of the County of Brant Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a search warrant on a Norwich Road residence on July 18 2018 and seized a quantity of marihuana and firearms.
Police received information regarding a residence where marihuana was being grown on Norwich Road in the County of Brant. Members of the OPP Community Street Crime Unit attended and executed a search warrant.
Police seized approximately 5kg of dried marihuana and several marihuana plants in different stages of growth. Six firearms were also located and seized.
Police have arrested and charged 47-year-old Michael LESTER of The County of Brant with the following offences:
Possession of a Schedule II substance (cannabis marihuana) over 3kg Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances act.
Production of a schedule II substance (cannabis marihuana) Section 7(1) of the Controlled Drug and Substances act.
Unauthorized possession of a firearm Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada x6
He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brantford at a later date to answer to his charges.
Anyone with information regarding any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.crimestoppers-brant.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.