Surrey RCMP patrol car.

Meth lab remnants found in rural South Surrey

A call reporting barrels dumped near 181 Street and 12 Avenue in South Surrey led police to remnants of a suspected clandestine drug lab.

A call reporting barrels dumped near 181 Street and 12 Avenue in South Surrey led police to remnants of a suspected clandestine drug lab.

A Surrey RCMP spokesman said police were alerted to the barrels around 8 a.m. last Friday (April 22) after Surrey firefighters responding to the scene found “a number of barrels with chemicals and other material commonly found at clan labs.”

The Mounties’ Clandestine Laboratory and Response Team attended, along with forensics, drug-unit officers and a cleanup crew.

Bobby Popoff, an Ocean Park resident who came across the scene around 3 p.m. that day, said police had 12 Avenue blocked from just west of 184 Street, and there was a “really heavy-duty smell, as if somebody was irrigating the field with liquid manure.”

Among the vehicles he saw was a five-ton flat-deck truck loaded with approximately 30 square yellow barrels.

Police say investigation is ongoing, including checks with area residents.

 

Just Posted

Seniors plead to Surrey council ahead of public hearing for 1,000-plus unit development

In June, seniors in the buildings said they felt ‘left in the cold’ as plans for redevelopment materialized

Several people in custody following reports of shots fired into a Surrey home

Police say the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning

Surrey RCMP asks for public’s help to find missing 15-year-old boy

Prabhjot Singh Gill was last seen Dec. 6 in the area of 140th Street and 66th Avenue

Surrey 37 per cent behind in housing supply projections

Of 18 cities in Metro Vancouver, only City of North Vancouver and Richmond met or exceeded projections

Winning Christmas card art shown at Surrey gallery

Arts Council of Surrey’s annual competition won by Edwin Stephen and Nancy Painter

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

Strong turnout of volunteers to search for missing senior

Ted Vanderveen disappeared in rural Maple Ridge on Nov. 28

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

SkyTrain strike to begin Tuesday with ‘full shutdown’, CUPE says

BCRTC president says job action is ‘completely unacceptable’ to use SkyTrain users ‘as leverage’

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

Owners of hotels on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside fight $1 expropriation in court

Vancouver City Council voted to expropriate the properties for $1 each in November

Most Read