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Magic mushroom production found after Peterborough house fire: police

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A man and a youth face drug production charges after a house fire in Peterborough's south end on Dec. 31 – Jan 4, 2021

A man and a youth face drug-production charges following a house fire on New Year’s Eve.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 7 a.m. on Dec 31, officers assisted firefighters following a fire at a home on Mountain Ash Road in the city’s south end near Costco.

Police were at the scene in extensive protective gear including gas masks during their investigation.

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At the time, police said a man and a youth were in custody facing drug charges.

On Monday, police said a 51-year-old man and a 17-year-old male were both charged with production of a Schedule III substance — psilocybin or “magic” mushrooms.

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The man was additionally charged with obstructing a police officer after allegedly trying to return to the crime scene.

The youth was also charged with failure to comply with an undertaking to remain at his residence between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Both were released on undertakings. The youth will appear in court on Jan. 16 and the man on Jan. 27.

No names were released.

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