June 2019

Police, firefighters face decontamination amid suspected drug-lab probe

June 25th, 2019|

London police officers and firefighters in hazardous-material suits were hosed down with decontamination spray Wednesday after leaving an east-end townhouse where investigators are probing a suspected drug lab.

Health Canada chemists were called to the scene of a suspected drug lab discovered inside an east London townhouse, where police officers and firefighters in hazardous-material suits […]

August 2018

Marijuana prompts drug-related explosion

August 24th, 2018|

Legalized marijuana prompts drug-related explosion, fire warning

Fire officials are worried about a spike in potentially deadly explosions and fires after marijuana becomes legal in October.

An explosion so strong it knocked a home off its foundation.

Blasts that have demolished houses, killed and seriously injured people.

And now, with marijuana legalization around the corner, a worry from […]

Pot operation linked to fire: police

August 8th, 2017|

London man is charged with arson by negligence and drug production in weekend house fire

A man faces drug and arson charges following a fire at an east London house that injured one person.Emergency crews were called to a fire at a home at the intersection of Strand and Oxford streets on Sunday, just before […]

Report: Meth Lab Suspected

August 18th, 2014|

Report: Meth Lab Suspected in Explosion, Fire at Southdale Road East Townhouse Complex

The investigation into an explosion and fire at a south London townhouse complex last week has now been turned over to London Police.

The blast inside one of the units on Southdale Road East, just west of Pond Mills, happened around 8:15 Friday […]

April 2012

Man Facing Charge After Fire Leads To Discovery Of Grow-Op

April 24th, 2012|

A 47 year old London man has been charged with having a marijuana grow operation after it was discovered following a fire.

The fire broke out just after 12:30pm Sunday at 313 Horton Street East. A pot on a stove caught fire causing 50,000 dollars damage. The grow operation was found by firefighters after they […]

Pot Fire Sparks Pot Bust

April 24th, 2012|

An unattended pot on a stove led London police to a marijuana grow operation. London firefighters and police responded to a fire at 313 Horton St. about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after a pot on a stove caught fire, causing about $50,000 damage. When firefighters put out the blaze, they discovered a marijuana grow operation. […]

Two men charged after police find two grow ops

April 23rd, 2012|

A 47-year-old London man was arrested Monday morning (April 23) after a marijuana grow operation consisting of 82 plants, totalling $82,000, was discovered at his 313 Horton St. home.

The police were alerted to this location by the London fire department after they discovered the grow op when firefighters were extinguishing a stove-top blaze the […]

Fire Leads Police To Grow-Op

April 23rd, 2012|

A fire Sunday afternoon led police to a marijuana grow op in downtown London.London Police say they went to a home on Horton Street for a fire after a pot on the stove caught fire, and as they were putting that out fire officials noticed a grow-op.Damage is set at $50,000.Police were able to […]

February 2012

House fire leads police to marijuana grow-op

February 24th, 2012|

A 30-year-old London man is facing several drug-related charges after a small grow-op was discovered during a fire call on Princess Avenue.

On Wednesday (Feb. 22), at 3:15 p.m., the London Police Service, along with the London Fire Department, attended to a house fire at 415 Princess Ave. While extinguishing the fire a small marijuana […]

Fire leads to grow op (update)

February 4th, 2012|

Around 420 marijuana plants — totaling $420,000 — were seized from grow op in the city’s north end after members of the London police and RCMP executed a search warrant at the location on Thursday (Feb. 2).

The police were alerted to the suspected marijuana grow operation at the Lindisfarne Road home, after the London […]

Fire destroys suspected grow-op

February 2nd, 2012|

An early morning fire has destroyed a North London home suspected of housing a marijuana grow-op.