Guns and 600 pot plant seized southeast of Bancroft

BANCROFT — Provincial police raided a property along Hartsmere Road on Wed., Aug. 26 where offiers seized weapons and 600 marijuana plants.

Bancroft officers, along with tactical and drug officers executed a warrant at house on the property near Weslemkoon Lake. An outdoor marijuana grow operation was discovered, police report.

Officers also found two shotguns —  one of which was loaded — inside the home. The firearms and a crossbow were seized.

A 40 year old male from Hartsmere Rd., has been arrested charged with producing a controlled substance as well as several firearms related offences, including unsafe storage and possessing a firearm while prohibited. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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