UPDATE: Meth lab on Mt. Lehman Road described as ‘large scale’

Hazmat crews and police on scene of Mount Lehman Road home north of airport

Members of the RCMP clandestine lab team on Tuesday morning examine contents of materials taken out of a Mt. Lehman Road home that is suspected of being a drug lab.

Police are investigating what they describe as a “large-scale” meth lab at a home in the 1700 block of Mt. Lehman Road.

Members of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) drug squad executed a search warrant at the residence yesterday (Monday). Based on what was found at the scene, they called in the RCMP clandestine lab enforcement and response team and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service hazmat response, who arrived this morning (Tuesday) and are expected to be there all day as evidence is collected.

The RCMP forensic identification unit and BC Ambulance personnel were also called to the scene.

MacDonald said the chemicals found in the home were of great concern.

“The environment of the residence was extremely toxic, dangerous and presented severe public safety risks prior to this intervention by law enforcement,” said Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald.

No one has yet been arrested in connection to the residence.

He said police are continuing to investigate for links to organized crime and any possible connection to the other meth lab discovered this week.

On Sunday, investigators raided a home on Marshall Road, where they found chemicals believed to be used in the production of methamphetamine. MacDonald said that operation was much smaller than the one on Mt. Lehman Road.

Two men – ages 20 and 30 – were arrested in connection with the residence on Marshall Road, but charges have not yet been laid.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD at 604-859-5225, text abbypd (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.