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Police warn of dangers of "Shatter"

Published on April 18, 2017

The fire that occurred on the corner of Carleton and Easton streets Sunday, March 26 claimed one life (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario - The Cornwall Community Police Service along with the Cornwall Fire Department would like to remind the public that the use of volatile substances even under controlled circumstances is extremely dangerous and could cause serious bodily harm or even death.

The cause of two recent fires in the city of Cornwall has been directly linked to the illegal practice of extracting cannabis resin from marijuana to produce a substance known as “shatter”. “Not only is the practice illegal, it is very dangerous and unpredictable. You are basically in your house with a time bomb” stated S/Sgt Frazer. We encourage the public to come forward with any information about anyone who might be engaged in such a practice in the hopes of preventing further destructive and life threatening situations.

Anyone having information about any crime is encouraged to contact (613)0933-5000 ext 2404 to leave anonymous information or ext 2418 to reach dispatch.