Drug charges laid after massive Plattsville fire
Firefighters battle a fire in Plattsville, Ont. on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014.
Oxford County OPP say a man is facing drug charges after a fire on Boxing Day that forced the evacuation of nearly 30 homes.
Emergency crews were kept busy for nearly 24 hours after a structure fire at 65 Albert St. W. in Plattsville that started early on Dec. 26, 2014.
An OPP investigation following the blaze reportedly revealed a suspected marijuana drug growing operation inside the building.
The day after the fire started, provincial police executed a search warrant at the Albert St. business.
Investigators say the warrant led to the seizure of a quantity of marijuana plants and processed marijuana.
On Monday, OPP arrested and charged 28-year-old Brandon Pfeiffer of Cambridge.
He is charged with possession of marijuana and production of marijuana.
He was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to be back in court on Feb. 10.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office.