Three charges laid after discovery of alleged drug lab following structure fire


2021-08-18 11:20 PDT

File # 2020-19068

 Man charged with three Cannabis Act offences after alleged drug lab discovered following a structure fire.

At approximately 2:04 pm on July 17, 2020 Richmond RCMP responded to the 5000 block of Calder Court to assist Richmond Fire. Richmond Fire were on scene for a structure fire and subsequently located an alleged drug lab inside of the residence.

Richmond RCMP Drug Target Team obtained a search warrant and executed it with the assistance of the E Division Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) Team. Evidence, consistent with an alleged cannabis drug extraction lab, were located and seized from the residence.

The subsequent investigation has resulted in three charges being laid against Tieng Wei Tsao. Tsao has been charged with:

If you have information regarding a suspected drug lab call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at

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Cpl. Adriana O'Malley

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716


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