Dryden OPP have released more details from Thursday night's events in Dinorwic. The deceased has been identified as Richard McLeod of Dinorwic.
Shortly after 6 p.m., members of the detachment responded to a 911 call of a disturbance in Dinorwic. Paramedics and police arrived to discover a male with life threatening injuries. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Members of the OPP's Emergency Response Team, Canine unit, Dryden Police Service and Treaty Three police Services are involved in the investigation. Officers further responded to a residential fire on a neighbouring property.
Officers in the OPP's North West Region continue to investigate both incidents under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch. Members from the Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management, Ontario Forensic Pathology Services - Forensic Anthropology and the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario are also engaged and working in cooperation with the OPP.
The Trans-Canada was blocked for several hours Thursday night, while emergency crews responded to the scene in Dinorwic.
Members of the public with information are invited to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, members of the Dryden OPP, Community Street Crime Unit and Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau executed a search warrant in Southworth Township, East of Dryden.
As a result of the search of the residence, police located and seized approximately 406 Cannabis plants. In addition, 19 firearms were seized from a related investigation.
Following the investigation, Daniel Lethbridge, 48, of Dinorwic, has been charged with the following offences under the Cannabis Act:
Propagate or harvest a cannabis plant that is from seed or plant material that is illicit cannabis
Cultivate, propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants
The accused was released from custody for an appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden Dec. 7 to answer to this charge.
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