(THAMES CENTRE, ON) - On September 23, 2018 a member of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on general patrol on Elginfield Road, Municipality of Thames Centre.
The officer noticed a vehicle parked near a farm field in the area. As the officer observed the vehicle, a person walked out from the field holding a large plastic bag. A traffic stop was initiated.
The investigation revealed that the vehicle occupants were in possession of recently harvested cannabis marihuana plants. Neither occupant had lawful right over the farm property.
As a result of this investigation, 31-year-old, Neil David CONNOLLY and 29-year-old, Gena Ellen CHRISTIE, both of London, Ontario have been charged with Produce a Schedule II substance - (cannabis marihuana), pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).
The accused were released and are scheduled to appear in a London court room on November 2, 2018 to answer to the charge.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.londoncrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.