(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) - As a result of an ongoing investigation, on July 20, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit Grey-Bruce (CSCU), with the assistance of the Huron-Perth CSCU, West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), West Region Canine Unit and the Grey County OPP Crime Unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on the 7th Line in the Municipality of Meaford.
As a result of the execution of the search warrant, police seized over 3200 marihuana plants and approximately 10 kilograms of marihuana bud. Police also seized offence-related property as well as a 22 caliber firearm.
The estimated combined value of the seized controlled substances was $709,750.00. The estimated value of the seized offence-related property was $10,100.00.
Four males were arrested at the scene. They were identified as:
1. 46-year old Chengyu ZHU of the Municipality of Meaford.
2. 36-year old Wo Min LIANG of Markham.
3. 43-year old Zhiang YEH of Markham.
4. 57-year old Jian Heng DENG of Toronto.
Each male was charged with the following offences:
- Produce a Schedule II Substance (Cannabis Marihuana)
- Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Careless Storage of a Firearm
All four accused are scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on September 6, 2018.
Three of the four males were turned over to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Anyone with further information which may assist police is asked to call Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.