Chatham-Kent police found about $1.48 million of cannabis marijuana from local fields this week.

Officers harvested marijuana plants from 40 plots across the municipality.

“This year’s eradication process was so successful because of all the tips we received from local farmers and the public,” says Insp. Ed Reed

“With the assistance of a local air service company, our officers were able to locate several plots and seize over a thousand marijuana plants which could have potentially been sold to our young people on the streets.”

Police continue to follow up on any additional information or tips received. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.