3 people charged after police raid alleged grow-op in Burlington
Published Sunday, May 26, 2013 9:22AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, May 26, 2013 7:26PM EDT
Three people are facing drug charges after police busted an alleged marijuana grow-operation in a Burlington house Saturday night.
Halton Regional police said they found marijuana plants, hashish, cocaine, cellphones, $1,705 in cash, a money counter, packaging material and three pellet guns.
According to police, the plants seized during the raid were being grown in tents.
One of the accused declined to comment when reached by CTV’s Tamara Cherry at the house Sunday.
The accused are scheduled to appear in Milton court on June 25.
Det. Donna Whittacker said drug activity is far more prevalent than people realize, which is why police are urging neighbours to report suspicious activity.
“If you see covered windows, if you see people coming and going at odd hours, any type of suspicious activity and you are concerned about it we ask that you notify police,” Whittacker said.
John Trevena, 44, is charged with producing a controlled substance.
Jacob Trevena, 19, is charged with drug possession, multiple counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and producing a controlled substance.
Samantha Mason, 18, is charged with drug possession and multiple counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
With a report from CTV Toronto’s Tamara Cherry