Ontario police uncover illegal cannabis extraction lab

| Staff

Police in Ontario say they have uncovered a suspected cannabis extraction laboratory in London after being called to the area due to a local disturbance.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on April 4, London Police attended an address in the 400-block of Commissioners Road E for a disturbance. The police report states that upon arrival, officers located two individuals who were arrested for a drug and weapons investigation.

While inside the residence, officers also noticed what they deemed as potentially hazardous materials and equipment. London Fire was called in to assist in determining if there was any immediate threat to public safety. In an update posted on April 5, police say no such threat was determined. 

A press release notes that London Police Services, along with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Clandestine Laboratory Investigative Response Team (CLIRT), OPP Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET), and Ontario Fire Marshal Office, along with London Fire Department, continue to investigate.

More information will be provided as it becomes available. The property in question, according to local media reports, is a residential home.

Featured image is of a cannabis extraction lab discovered by Ontario police in 2021.