Thunder Bay Police Bust Magic Mushroom Grow Operation


crimebeatTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Thunder Bay Police have made another dent in the illegal drug supply in Thunder Bay. Uniform members of the Thunder Bay Police made a seizure of a magic mushroom grow operation early this morning. Just before 12:30AM, officers responded to a break and enter in progress. Officers entered the insecure residence on the city’s south side to ensure that there was no one inside. Officers located what appeared to be a magic mushroom grows operation inside the residence.

The 38 year old owner of the residence was taken into police custody. He has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Production of a Controlled Substance. He has since been released with a court date. Police have seized the operation. The value of the drug seized has not yet been determined.

As well Thunder Bay Police report that last night a 911 call was received by at the Communications Centre, reporting a vehicle that had just plunged into the McIntyre/Neebing Floodway. Just after 11:00PM, officers attended the floodway just south of Carrick Street and located a white Chevrolet half ton truck partially submerged into the river. A male located on the riverbank was transported to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center and has since been released. A second male was arrested for his own safety due to level of intoxication. He has since been released.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of this incident.

If anyone has information about this, or any other crime incident please call Thunder Bay Police Traffic Unit at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.

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