Home invasion leads to drug investigation
Police discover manufacturing operation in Thorold home
Police have sealed off a home in Thorold after an investigation into a home invasion led to the discovery of a drug manufacturing operation.
At around 11 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a house on Deerfield Parkway in Thorold South for a reported home invasion.
Investigators learned two armed men broke into the home and confronted the two male occupants. While the occupants were able to call the police, the suspects fled before they arrived.
As police were clearing the residence, they found evidence of an illicit drug manufacturing operation in the basement. The house has now been secured pending judicial authorization allowing investigators back into the house to investigate further.
The two home invasion suspects fled the area in what was described as a dark coloured vehicle.
Meanwhile, the two occupants of the home have been detained pending further investigation.
Police say the investigation will be lengthy, and the house will be secured until it is complete.
Police also say they do not believe this was a random act, and that the house and occupants were specifically targeted.
Police will be providing updates after the investigation into the contents of the house is done.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-688-4111.
Information can also be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara. To leave a tip, contact Crime Stoppers via telephone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS); online at www.niagaratips.com or by text message. Tipsters can text 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword 'Niagara' followed by the tip. Crime Stoppers guarantees anonymity and tips which lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Home invasion leads to drug investigation.
Police discovered evidence of a drug manufacturing operation after responding to a report of a home invasion in Thorold South.