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Two under the age of 19 accused of growing cannabis in Kirkland Lake

It is alleged that OPP responded to a family dispute and found occupants of the resident illegally growing, possessing cannabis
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KIRKLAND LAKE - On Sept. 21, 2019, members of the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a family dispute at a residence on Duncan Avenue South in the Town of Kirkland Lake.

While investigating the complaint, police learned that the occupants were growing marijuana plants in the residence. Further investigation revealed that both occupants were under 19 years of age which makes it illegal for them to grow or possess cannabis.

As a result an 18 and a 17-year-old, from Kirkland Lake, Ont., were charged with the person under 19 years - cultivate cannabis, contrary to section 10(2) of the Cannabis Control Act 2017.

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