Suspect identified in First Street fire

In this Friday, April 7, 2017 supplied photo, a police investigator walks toward a house on First Street East in Cornwall, Ont. One person has been charged in connection to a fire, which police say was started by cooking marijuana to produce shatter. (Rick Taillon via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A city man is facing a half dozen charges, including arson, after a basement fire at a First Street home earlier this month.

The fire on April 6 was linked to illegal drug activity, specifically the production of shatter, the Cornwall Community Police Service said Tuesday.

Police arrested Brandon Aubin, 24, of Cornwall on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

He is facing two counts of arson and a single count each of mischief, production of cannabis resin, possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles) and possession of marijuana.

Aubin was held in custody for a bail hearing in a Cornwall court.

Police are still collecting information on this case and have asked anyone with information to call Det. Const. Ryan Campeau at 613-933-500 x2468 or 613-551-6537.

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