Police have charged two individuals in connection with two major marijuana grow-ops in Beamsville.
Both operations were licensed, but were found to be submitting fraudulent information to Health Canada to obtain multiple marijuana licenses for both addresses.
Police conducted an investigation into both locations for unlawfully producing marijuana.
As a result, police obtained search warrants 5377 King St. West and 4390 South Service Rd.
At approximately 3 p.m. on Oct. 4, police executed the search warrant at 5377 King St. where ten people were arrested, though only two were charged.
60-year-old Jun-Yi Li and 79-year-old Jie-X Lin were both charged with one count of unlawful production of a controlled substance and one count of possession of proceeds of crime.
The other eight people were released from custody without being charged.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. police executed the second search warrant at 4390 South Service Rd. and arrested two males.
Both males were subsequently released from custody without being charged.
A total of 13,955 marijuana plants with a street value of $13,955,000 along with 142 pounds of dried processed marijuana with a street value of $284,000 was seized.
The large number of plants seized exceeded the licence amount by over 10,000 plants.
Police are continuing this investigation. Although no persons were charged at 4390 South Service Road, police say they anticipate charges in the near future.