Massive drug cooking operation found by police in Lumby, B.C.

LUMBY, B.C. — Charges have been laid against six men after provincial and federal police uncovered what they say was one of the largest illicit drug laboratories ever found in British Columbia.

RCMP say in a news release that in October 2018, officers with a search warrant entered a property in Lumby, in B.C.'s north Okanagan, and found a massive synthetic drug production operation.

article continues below

Police say a large quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl was seized, along with hundreds of litres of chemicals and a significant amount of waste material.

The release says the waste can contaminate the environment and cause great health risks to the public.

It says specialized hazardous waste removal and disposal required in the case cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Five men from B.C. and an Alberta man face several counts of unlawfully possessing chemicals, trafficking and production of a controlled substance.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2020.

Read Related Topics

© Copyright Prince George Citizen

    Prince George Citizen's Christmas Auction ON NOW! You'll be Glad you Bid!

Mandatory mask harrassment POLL

What do you think is an appropriate punishment for customers who verbally or physically assault store employees enforcing mandatory masks?

or  view results

Popular Citizen

Lowest Gas Prices in Prince George
Prince George Gas Prices provided by