Marijuana Harvest From Field Leads To Charges

Source: Area OPP
Date: Wed Sep 26 03:32:19 MST 2018

(THAMES CENTRE, ON) - On September 23, 2018 a member of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on general patrol on Elginfield Road, Municipality of Thames Centre.

The officer noticed a vehicle parked near a farm field in the area. As the officer observed the vehicle, a person walked out from the field holding a large plastic bag. A traffic stop was initiated.

The investigation revealed that the vehicle occupants were in possession of recently harvested cannabis marihuana plants. Neither occupant had lawful right over the farm property.

As a result of this investigation, 31-year-old, Neil David CONNOLLY and 29-year-old, Gena Ellen CHRISTIE, both of London, Ontario have been charged with Produce a Schedule II substance - (cannabis marihuana), pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The accused were released and are scheduled to appear in a London court room on November 2, 2018 to answer to the charge.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Blyth Bill

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