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Backyard cannabis plant stolen in Lindsay, Ontario, 2 Arrested


The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service stated that a Lindsay, Ontario, resident reported a stolen cannabis plant from his backyard.


Following an investigation into the matter, two Lindsay residents face theft charges for the stolen cannabis plant in October.


Police were provided with surveillance footage which showed a male and female removing the plant from the backyard, according to police.


The two suspects, Jason Gerrow, 41, and Pamela Shorey, 39, were arrested on Saturday and were each charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.


The suspects are to appear in a Lindsay court on January 7, 2021.


2,000 Cannabis Plants Discovered after Abandoned Pub Fire


A fire in the basement of an abandoned pub in Cwmfelinfach, a village in southeast Wales, led to the discovery of 2,000 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment.


Thankfully, no injuries were reported in this fire, however the case remains under investigation.

Police had stated, “In excess of 2,000 plants of varying maturity were located at the premises, as well as hydroponics equipment.”


“I would also encourage all members of our local communities to contact us if they see any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods, especially around derelict buildings,” Inspector Andrew Boucher said.


Apparently, abandoned pubs have been a hotspot for grow ops in 2020. Just earlier this year, 190 cannabis plants were discovered inside the Mountain Dew pub in Mount Pleasant, according to Wales Online. 


Another abandoned pub in Clydach was subject to the discovery of over 100 cannabis plants. Reports indicate the pub has been shut down for 6 years. 


Just in October, police found over 200 cannabis plants inside the abandoned Crown & Woolpack pub. Police reported the discovery was made due to a drone that found a heat source from the vacant facility.


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