OPP seize more than 5,000 cannabis plants, arrest two in Pembroke

| Morton Robertson

Ontario Provincial Police Officers conducted a raid on May 23 that resulted in the seizure of more than 5,000 cannabis plants and approximately 190 kilograms of dried cannabis from commercial buildings in Pembroke. 

Members of the OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit, and officers with the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the OPP executed the warrant at some commercial buildings in the 200 block of Boundary Road in Pembroke. 

In addition to the cannabis, police seized a tractor. Two people, Muyindi Lin, 61, and Meiyun Yu, 65, both of no fixed address, were arrested and are facing charges under the Cannabis Act for cultivating, propagating, or harvesting any cannabis plant at a place that is not their dwelling house; and possession for the purpose distributing.

Both of the accused were held for a bail hearing and are scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on May 24, 2024.