Mission RCMP raid large Fentanyl lab
2023-11-02 08:42 PDT
File # 2023-12998
Click here for large photo of the interior of the Fentanyl lab.
In the early morning hours of October 27, Mission RCMP were called to a report of gunshots heard in the 12700 block of Stave Lake Road, in the Hatzic Valley. When officers arrived, they found a number of spent bullet casings, which prompted further investigation into a large acreage adjacent to where the shell casings were found.
The Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team attended the property and were able to confirm that no one had been injured, however there were indications that a building on the property was being used as a clandestine drug lab. Mission RCMP obtained a Search Warrant, and, with the assistance of the RCMP’s Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response team (CLEAR), along with a representative from Health Canada, officers spent several days on scene gathering evidence.
Investigators determined that the property housed a large-scale operating Fentanyl lab, housed inside a storage building and several shipping containers. Approximately 25 kg of pure Fentanyl was seized, as well as about 3 kg of Fentanyl already cut for street distribution. It is estimated that the product seized would have equated to over 2.5 million street-doses of Fentanyl. Additional precursor materials to make more Fentanyl were also located, along with 2,000 litres of chemicals, and 6,000 litres of hazardous chemical waste.
The seizure of this Fentanyl, and the dismantling of this drug lab to prevent further production, will have a significant impact on the people that profit from the harm this drug causes in our communities, says Inspector Ted Lewko, Officer in Charge for Mission RCMP.
We hope that the residents in the area of the lab will also feel safer knowing that this facility has been shut down.
No charges have been laid at this time, however the investigation is ongoing. Mission RCMP would like to thank the specialized teams from the RCMP that assisted with the search, as well as the expertise provided by partners at Health Canada.
Anyone with information about this property, or who suspects there is a drug lab close to their home, should call Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.
Cpl. Harrison MohrMedia Relations Officer
7171 Oliver St, Mission, BC V2V 6H2
Website: mission.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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