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Clandestine Lab Uncovered in Williams Lake

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 9:05 AM

Williams Lake, B.C. –  One person is in custody and  a special unit of the RCMP  called in  to deal with  a clandestine drug lab following  the execution of a search warrant  by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement  Unit.

An investigation into  allegations of  drug trafficking  in the  Williams Lake area  led to the arrest of a 20 year old man and seizure of a small  amount of cocaine.

A search of the suspect’s residence  on Windmill Crescent  in Williams Lake   resulted in the seizure of  one kilogram of cocaine,   suspected methamphetamine,  two loaded handguns,  two semi-automatic rifles, ammunition, a homemade  silencer,  edged weapons, thousands of dollars in cash   and drug paraphernalia.

In the basement of the residence,  officers uncovered substances and  paraphernalia  consistent with what is believed to be an illegal synthetic drug  lab.  Although  its not believed the lab was currently in use, the  RCMP’s  Federal CLEAR team,  responsible for  dismantling  clandestine drug labs was called.   That team  is heading to the  residence  to  assess and process the site so it is safe for  officers to continue their search of the premises.

It is expected that the CLEAR Team will arrive in Williams Lake later this morning and it is not known how long they will remain at the residence. There are no immediate concerns for the safety of other residents or properties in the area.


In the title: “Clandestine”, not “Cladestine”.

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