If you are looking for some pot, you might want to check the London Police Department.
According to Paul Martin, spokesperson for the LPD, over $800,000 worth of marijuana has been confiscated in the last week and a half, with several warrants being executed around the city.
As well, last Sunday, $15,000 worth of cocaine, a substantial amount of methamphetamines, $28,000 cash and weapons were seized along with a van found in London's east end, Martin said.
Shamus ran away
Shamus, a dog statue, has been stolen from the home which he faithfully guarded.
Aileen, Sarah and Doug Parsons are upset, having woken up earlier this month to find that their stone-faced killer of a watch dog had gone missing from their front porch.
The dog was a house-warming gift to the Parsons, who recently moved into their home at 131 Victoria St..
"Brand new to the neighborhood, Shamus guarded our home. Although we knew he was made only of stone," the Parsons rhymed, in a heartfelt letter sent to The Gazette.
If you or someone you know stole Shamus, or if you see him around town, please contact the Parsons at 858-4170. A reward is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Shamus's stone-hearted thieves.
Candy? I wanted soup
Instead of giving in to their daily temptation to abuse political power, on Oct. 31, the University Students' Council will be trick-or-treating for canned goods.
From 5 to 7 p.m., volunteers will be canvassing surrounding neighborhoods and asking for donations to the USC Food Bank, said Nicole Nelson, USC VP-campus issues, noting the USC Food Bank is especially for students in need.
"It is helping to raise food and awareness for the bank," Nelson said.
Volunteers should dress up to take part in the event, Nelson added, noting they should also bring their own pillowcase.
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Nelson in the USC office in Rm. 340 of the University Community Centre or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Koats for the little ones
With winter on its way, warm coats are all the rage and so is donating them to the needy.
The Boys' and Girls' Club of London is holding its 14th annual "Koats for Kids" drive, in partnership with the London Police Service and the Optimist Clubs of London, to benefit children during the cold winter months.
Don Donner, executive director of the Boys' and Girls' Club, said giving to the needy is one of the most sincere gifts someone can give.
"It's a wonderful thing to give the coat off your back to another," Donner said, adding donations are starting to pick up with the cold weather approaching.
Paul Martin, spokesperson for the London Police Department, said his organization has always supported causes such as "Koats for Kids."
"[Children] are stakeholders in our community and we have to help them out they are our future," Martin said
If interested in donating, children's coats, mittens, scarves and hats can be dropped off at 184 Horton St. before Nov. 2.