Marijuana grow taken down in South Dundas

Containers of what appears to be marijuana bud sit on the front lawn of a home on Rowena Road in South Dundas on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Police harvested the illegal crop which was taken away in dump trucks. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

ROWENA – Provincial police have taken down a marijuana growing operation in South Dundas, northeast if Iroquois.

Police officers and municipal workers were at the property at 11515 Rowena Road, west of Shaver Road, this morning (Monday).

SD&G O.P.P. conduct a drug bust on Rowena Road in South Dundas on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Const. Tylor Copeland says there have been some arrests. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

The two-storey country home had a number of greenhouses at the back of the property.

Around 12:30 p.m., a backhoe was still loading hundreds of marijuana plants into the back of two South Dundas dump trucks before they were escorted by police from the property, presumably to be disposed.

Two South Dundas dump trucks filled with marijuana plants get ready to roll out of a property on Rowena Road, northeast of Iroquois, Ont. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

The pungent smell of marijuana filled the air all around the property and on the road as passersby slowed down to see what was going on.

A number of large plastic tote containers were sitting on the front lawn of the home with what appeared to be dried marijuana bud.

SD&G O.P.P. Const. Tylor Copeland told Cornwall Newswatch “there’s an investigation ongoing…they’re in the initial stages of that. They’ve removed some individuals off the property.”

Copeland hoped to release more information tomorrow.

A South Dundas municipal employee waves as he heads out of a property with a dump truck full of marijuana plants on Rowena Road in South Dundas on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
Totes filled with what appears to be marijuana bud sit on the front lawn of a home on Rowena Road in South Dundas, Ont. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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