Grow-op shut down in South Stormont

Some of the guns seized during the shutdown of a drug manufacturing operation in South Stormont on June 11, 2015. Three people are facing drugs and weapons-related charges. (Photo/SD&G O.P.P.)

Editor’s note: This version is corrected from an earlier version, showing the Rombough Road is west of Osnabruck Center, not the Rombough Road near Monkland, which is in North Stormont.

OSNABRUCK CENTER – Several departments of the O.P.P. have shut down a marijuana and magic mushroom grow-op in South Stormont and arrested three people.

Police also seized 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of magic mushroom, 804 marijuana plants and one pound (.45 kilograms) of produced marijuana.

Investigators say the growing operation on Rombough Road was “substantial” and the indoor operation has been running for some time.

Officers also seized 11 handguns, 43 long guns and ammunition.

The bust happened Thursday night after a months-long investigation, however police only released details today (Tuesday).

This marijuana and magic mushroom growing operation was shut down by police on June 11, 2015. Three people are facing drugs and weapons-related charges. (Photo/SD&G O.P.P.)
This marijuana and magic mushroom growing operation was shut down by police on June 11, 2015. Three people are facing drugs and weapons-related charges. (Photo/SD&G O.P.P.)

A North Stormont woman, 39, a Brussels (northwest of Kitchener) man, 40, and a London man, 26, were arrested at the scene and are facing a slew of drugs and weapon-related charges.

O.P.P. Det. Sgt. Dean Canham says some of the accused, who are from southwestern Ontario, are linked through the drug operation.

The drugs seized are estimated to be worth $895,000.

The trio are being held pending a bail hearing in a Cornwall court.

Their names are not being released as the investigation is ongoing, though police don’t anticipate any more arrests.

While there were a large number of handguns seized, police say there is no connection to this bust and Project Harden, which targeted illegal firearms.

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