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On Thursday, October 26, 2017, members of the Windsor Police Service Drug and Gun Unit (DIGS) were active in an investigation surrounding information that an adult male was in possession of a firearm. Officers applied for and were granted judicial permission to search the man’s residence located in the 2600 block of Gem Avenue for firearm-related offences.

On Friday, October 27, 2017, at approximately 10:00 am officers located the male in the 1500 block of Lincoln Road and arrested him without incident. The man was found to be in possession of a pellet gun concealed in a shoulder holster.

At approximately 10:30 am officers began to execute the search warrant for the residence in the 2600 block of Gem Avenue.

During the search officers located:

two pellet handguns
a canister of bear spray
a cartridge breathing mask
chemicals known to be used in the manufacturing of homemade explosives
chemicals known to be involved in the production of methamphetamine

The roadway in the area was temporarily closed as members of the Windsor Police Service Explosive Disposal Unit attended and assessed the scene.

Officers went door-to-door and informed neighbours in the immediate area as to the reason for the heavy police presence. There was no direct threat to the community once the residence was secured by police.

The Explosive Disposal Unit was able to determine that none of the items posed any immediate threat to safety within the residence.

Shortly before 7:00 pm the roadway was re-opened.

Investigators then began the process to apply for a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant in relation to the production of methamphetamine.

Investigators arranged to partner with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Clandestine Laboratory Team to assist with the collection of evidence and disposal of hazardous materials at the residence.

Investigators received judicial permission to search the residence for evidence in relation to the production of methamphetamine.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, at approximately 12:00 pm the roadway in the 2600 block of Gem Avenue was again closed. Members of the Windsor Police Service, as well as members from the OPP, executed the search warrant and processed the scene.

Officers retrieved samples and then safely processed numerous hazardous items.

Ten unknown substances were seized and will be forwarded to Health Canada for analysis.

At approximately 4:15pm the roadway was re-opened.

Justin Jamrog, a 38 year old male from Windsor, is charges with:

Production of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Possession of Items For Use in the Production of Methamphetamine

Investigators from the Windsor Police Service DIGS Unit continue to actively investigate this incident.

Clandestine drug labs can be ticking time bombs. They can be associated with poisoned air, contaminated structures, and toxic environments. Those involved with such activities put their own lives at risk as well as the lives of other residents and neighbours since accidents (fire, explosion, burns, electrocution) are common place.

Due to the potential life-threatening risks, first responders need to take the time and effort to properly assess and process each scene properly.

The public plays a key role in ensuring community safety. If you suspect anyone in your neighbourhood is involved in illicit drug activity, reach out and give us a call.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4361, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com