UPDATE: Delta Police investigation leads to large fentanyl lab being dismantled in Burnaby

Police searched places in Surrey, Burnaby and Richmond Thursday and arrested two men.

Delta police investigation leads to large fentanyl lab being dismantled in Burnaby

BURNABY — A Delta Police investigation has resulted in two men being arrested in connection with a large fentanyl lab in Burnaby.

Sgt. Sarah Swallow said police searched three places in Burnaby, Surrey and Richmond on Thursday and in Burnaby found a clandestine lab “believed to be one of the largest fentanyl labs seen to date in BC in terms of drug production.”

“This seizure puts a huge dent in the production of this deadly drug,” Swallow said.

Swallow said Scott Pipping, 35, from Surrey and Adam Summers, 27, from Richmond are facing 17 charges including charges for trafficking in a controlled substance, possession for the purposes of trafficking, possession of restricted or prohibited firearms and possession of restricted or prohibited firearms without a licence.

Fentanyl is colourless, doorless, and last year killed 471 people in Canada and 132 in the first two months of 2016.

The RCMP CLEAR Team and Burnaby RCMP and fire department are dismantling the lab.

The Delta Police Drug/Special Projects Section initiated the investigation, Swallow said.

Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord said that “without question, this seizure will save lives.

“This drug is impacting the lives of everyday people,” he noted, “including those who may use drugs recreationally without understanding its consequences.”

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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