Five arrested in early morning raid on Highway 21

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Five people are facing charges after an early morning raid on a Highway 9 residence in Greenock Twp.

There was no shortage of police manpower on the scene Friday morning. At 5 a.m., officers from the South-Bruce OPP Kincardine detachment were joined by officers from the Crime Unit, Tactics and Rescue Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, Provincial weapons enforcement Unit, West Region Criminal Operations and the Emergency Response Team.

Armed with a search warrant Friday morning (Feb. 7), officers arrested five people without incident. Police did not release any of the names, but did say the age range is wide reaching. Officers recovered a fully loaded assault rifle, and quantity of illegal street drugs and stolen property. Police did not give an estimate or value of the recovered items or confiscated drugs.

The OPP said in a Friday press release that it was an isolated incident, and there was no threat to public safety. The investigation is ongoing.

In other police news, members of the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police issued a release seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted 23-year-old man. Justin David Field. He is known to frequent Goderich, Clinton, Walkerton, Lucknow and Teeswater. Described as a white male, 5'11" and 170 pounds, he has a thin build, brown hair and green eyes. He has a scar on his right cheek and a death skull tattoo on the right side of his neck.

If located, police should be contacted immediately and no attempt should be made to apprehend the suspect.   Anyone with information about the suspect should call the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police authority. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.