Monday, December 20, 2010

Ontario man arrested in Cuba in Molson grow-op case

Ontario man arrested in Cuba in Molson grow-op case
Globe and Mail Update
Published Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 2:02PM EST

BARRIE, Ont. — Provincial police have arrested another man in a
years-long investigation into a massive marijuana grow-op uncovered in a
former Ontario brewery.

Police charged a dozen people from Ontario and Quebec in October, six
years after the drug operation was discovered in Barrie, Ont.

Ontario Provincial Police obtained an international arrest warrant for
Robert Derosa, 51, of Phelpston, Ont., and on Saturday he was arrested
in Cuba while trying to board a flight to South America.

He faces 13 charges including trafficking marijuana, conspiracy to
traffic firearms and belonging to a criminal organization.

Officers swarmed a former Molson brewery in Barrie in January 2004 and
seized 30,000 marijuana plants.

At the time, police called it the largest marijuana grow operation to be
uncovered in Canada.

Nine people who lived at the plant were arrested in the initial raid."

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