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Ontario law enforcement seize more 5,250 cannabis plants, charge five

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Ontario law enforcement seize more 5,250 cannabis plants, charge five

Police in Ontario seized thousands of cannabis plants and 130 lbs of cannabis after executing three search warrants in Clarington.

The three search warrants were carried out on Thursday, November 2, 2023, when members of Ontario’s Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET), with the assistance of the Durham Regional Police K9 unit, and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).  

As a result of the search warrants, more than 5,250 illegal cannabis plants and 130 lbs. of illegal dried cannabis were located and seized, and five individuals were charged with various cannabis-related offences. Police say the combined estimated value of all items seized is more than $5,451,000.

  • Prawit Khotsathan, age 40 of No Fixed Address is charged with: Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling.  Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Distributing, Cultivate Not in Dwelling House.
  • Jiang Lin, age 44 from Markham is charged with: Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling.  Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Distributing, Cultivate Not in Dwelling House.
  • Chun Chun, age 47 from Markham is charged with: Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling.  Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Distributing, Cultivate Not in Dwelling House.
  • Anantasak Boonsan, age 24 of No Fixed Address is charged with: Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling.  Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Distributing, Cultivate Not in Dwelling House.
  • Meiyu Chen, age 65 from Markham is charged with: Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling.  Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Distributing, Cultivate Not in Dwelling House.

All parties were released on an undertaking.


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