Shots fired near Uxbridge grow-op, Five CKL men arrested

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

Five men in their 20s are facing charges after gunshots were heard at a legal marijuana grow operation in Uxbridge Saturday.

Durham Regional police say they were called to a property in the area after employees on site reported hearing gunshots and several men arguing.  There was also a report that a man had been seen trying to cut the fence to the property the night prior.

When confronted, police say the suspect pointed a handgun at the employee, identified himself as a police officer, and fled the scene. No one was hurt.

Members of the Tactical Support Unit and K-9 searched the property and located five suspects, two vehicles, a loaded .22 rifle, 52 rounds of ammunition and a replica pistol handgun.

Malcolm Vaughan, 27 of Silverbirch Street, Trevor Balfour, 23, of Williams Street, Blake Stubbs, 23, of Kent Street East, Joel Smith, 29, of Colborne Street and Derick Wells, 29, of William Street South, all from the City of Kawartha Lakes, are charged with Weapons Dangerous to Public Peace and Trespass at Night.

Wells is additionally charged with Pointing a Firearm and Possessing a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order. He was held for a bail hearing; the four other accused were released with conditions.

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