Burnaby RCMP shut down drug lab
Burnaby RCMP arrested one man after shutting down a synthetic drug lab in the 8300-block of 12th Avenue on the weekend.
Mounties received a call of a suspicious odour which led to the discovery of the drug lab Saturday. Burnaby Fire Department and BC Ambulance crews were at the scene to help with decontaminating the suspect and investigating officers as such drug labs, and the chemicals utilized there, are extremely hazardous. No one was injured and the male suspect remains in custody.
The safe dismantling of the lab was expected to continue throughout the day Sunday. Those living in neighbouring homes were evacuated but were able to return home by Saturday.
The investigation is ongoing, Burnaby RCMP say, and it was not known at the time what drug or drugs were being produced at the lab.