According to police, since the beginning of June members of the Guns, Gangs, and Grows Unit, the 3 District Street Crime Unit, and the Biker Enforcement Unit conducted a joint investigation into an elloborate marihuana grow operation.

As a result of this investigation , on June 15th, 2015 Police obtaind a CDSA search warrant for a Sobie Road, Grimsby residence. At 3:25 pm members of the Emergency Tactical Unit, K-9 Unit, SEU Unit, GGG Unit, BEU Unit and the 3 District SCU executed the warrant and took 3 males into custody. Police searched the property and located and seized 2370 marihuana plants, with a potential street value of $2,370,000.00.


Charged with 1 Count of Production of Marihuana, Possession of marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking, and  Unauthorized possession of a Prohibited Weapon is 48-year-old John Hibbert, 51-year-old Gordon Brown, 25-year-old Kyle Smith, and 51-year-old Peter Caponcini.

Caponcini was arrested after the warrant was executed as he was attending the marihuana grow location. he was also charged with 1 count of breach of a release order and 1 count of possession of cocaine. Warrants are being sought for 39-year-old Patrice Menard of Quebec and 48-year-old Terrance Brown of Welland they will be facing the same charges as the othe males already arrested.

This investigation was initiated by the 3 District Street Crime Unit which began in early Spring of 2015, involving the Assassins Motorcycle Gang. As a result of this investigation 2 suspected members of the gang have been arrested.

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