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Canadian Crime Stoppers President Fired After Being Accused of Growing Marijuana

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A Crime Stoppers organization in Ontario, Canada fired its president after he was accused of being involved in an illegal marijuana growing operation.

Jon-Paul Fuller was removed from his post as president of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers on Thursday after he was arrested and charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, CBC News reported.

Police found 2,900 pot plants and 41 kilograms of harvested marijuana in Leamington, CBC News reported.

In the wake of the revelations, Crime Stoppers has said it will also conduct a financial audit for the months when Fuller was president, in an effort to check for any other potential criminal activity.

Fuller, 44, and another man who was charged in connection with the marijuana operation will appear in court on Nov. 17, according to CBC News.


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