$796,000 IN CANNABIS PLANTS SEIZED – 3 PEOPLE CHARGED – OPP Anticipate Further Arrests08-Oct-2020expand_less READ LESSNorfolk County
FROM/DE: Norfolk County Detachment DATE: October 8, 2020
$796,000 IN CANNABIS PLANTS SEIZED – 3 PEOPLE CHARGED
OPP Anticipate Further Arrests
(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand/Norfolk County Community Street Crime Unit along with members of County of Brant and Oxford Community Street Crime Unit and the Provincial Joint Cannabis Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a Simcoe, Norfolk County address.
During the course of the search warrant, three individuals were taken into custody without incident. As result, officers seized approximately $796,000 in cannabis plants and approximately $20,400 in processed cannabis.
Charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling and cultivate, propagate or harvest cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house is the following individuals.
- 32-year-old Anuchit ZORUM of Norfolk County, Ontario,
- 33-year-old Xiao Jun HUANG of Markham, Ontario, and
- 57-year-old Cheng VIRAVOUTH of Brantford, Ontario.
All are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Simcoe at a later date.
The investigation is ongoing and police anticipate further arrests surrounding this investigation. If anyone has any information they are being urged to contact the Norfolk County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
“The OPP would like to thank our partners at Norfolk County Bylaw, Norfolk County Fire Department and everyone at the Norfolk County Roads Department for their assistance with this investigation. I want to reiterate that the OPP’s role is to enforce and investigate criminal cannabis incidents and focus on the apprehension of those who produce, sell, distribute, import/export and use cannabis outside of the parameters of both the provincial and federal legislation.” – Inspector Joseph Varga, Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP.
Contact: Constable Ed Sanchuk