Charges dropped in South Glengarry grow-op death

The Cornwall courthouse at 29 Second Street West. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Charges have been dropped against an Ottawa man charged in connection to the death of a grow-op business partner two years ago.

Anh Quang Nguyen had been charged as an accessory after the fact to murder and drug production after 29-year-old Khanh Nguyen was stabbed with a kitchen knife and later died at hospital in Alexandria in June 2017.

Those charges were dropped late last month after the main accused in the marijuana growing operation, 59-year-old Tri Hoang, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and unlawful production of cannabis marijuana.

Hoang is serving a prison sentence of nearly eight years.

The court had to wait to dismiss the charges until Hoang’s 30 day appeal period had expired.

Quang-Gnuyen helped drive the victim to the Glengarry Memorial Hospital.