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 day before, which caused approximately $50,000 in damage.

In relation to that occurrence, Joseph Plamondon was charged with one count of unlawfully producing a schedule II substance.

An unrelated grow operation was also found on Saturday (April 21) at around 7:10 p.m., after members of the London Police Guns and Drugs Section executed a search warrant at 720 Adelaide St. N.

About 10 minutes later, a second warrant was executed at another address on the street in relation to the same suspect, where $665 in cash, 14.5 marijuana joints (valued at $70), 10 marijuana plants ($10,000), nine grams of crack cocaine ($900), and 136 grams of marijuana ($1,360) were discovered.

Police arrested 41-year-old Andrew Sangster of London, charging him with eight offences, including with one count of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of unlawfully produce a schedule II substance and three counts of fail to comply with conditions of judicial release.

None of these charges have been proven in a court of law.

via London Community News