THOROLD – Niagara Regional Police say they discovered an “illicit drug manufacturing operation” in the basement of a home in Thorold while there to investigate a home invasion.
The incident happened Wednesday around 11 p.m.
Police were called to a residence on Deerfield Parkway to investigate a home invasion.
Initial investigation revealed two armed men broke into the home and confronted two male occupants.
The suspects fled prior to the arrival of police.
Investigators had this to say in a statement issued Thursday morning:
“In the process of clearing the residence police discovered evidence of an illicit drug manufacturing operation in the basement of the house,” the statement reads in part.
“The house has been secured pending judicial authorization for authorities to re-enter the house to conduct further investigation. The two male suspects fled the area in a dark colored vehicle. The two occupants of the house have been detained pending further investigation.
“It is anticipated that this will be a lengthy investigation and the residence itself will be secured by police until the investigation is complete. Police believe this was not a random act and the residence and occupants were targeted by the suspects.”