Six-hundred pounds of pot seized from Elm Tree road property


Police seized six-hundred pounds of marijuana and 10 pounds of hash from an Elm Tree road property near Highway 7.

Project Moon, part of a York Regional Police probe along with other agencies saw 42 people charged in a large-scale synthetic drug network across southern Ontario, including Kawartha Lakes.

As the investigation progressed, suspects related to Asian organized crime groups and street gangs were found to be producing and supplying methamphetamine, MDMA, shatter and mushrooms.

It was also discovered that the suspects were funding their synthetic drug operations through the production and sale of illicit cannabis by abusing the Health Canada medical cannabis licencing system. 

Eight people were charged in the Elm Tree property investigation including 76-year-old Ben Joseph Vanderburg and 
46-year-old Charlene Vanderburg along with six others with production of marijuana.

Video shot during the search warrant executions is available at the following link: