Police investigate suspected fentanyl lab in Auburn Bay
CTV Calgary Staff
Published Monday, June 6, 2016 5:06AM MDT
Last Updated Monday, June 6, 2016 7:08PM MDT
Calgary police have called in the RCMP Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response Team to help search a home in the city's southeast that may have been used as a fentanyl re-processing lab.
Police were called to a home in the 0-100 block of Autumn Terrace S.E. at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday by the landlord who found drug paraphernalia and equipment in the home, which he believed was vacated by the tenants.
Equipment that is believed to be used in the manufacturing of drugs was seized from the home and police say CLEAR team members will spend the next few days searching and decontaminating the residence.
Neighbours say police have been in the community for most of the weekend and that they didn’t notice any suspicious activity at the home.
“It’s pretty crazy. To be honest with you, I’ve never really seen those neighbours before, I mean I’ve seen them once or twice but they usually keep to themselves and that’s pretty crazy to see that going on in here,” said Matt Weiss. “It is a little disturbing because there are a lot of young families around here and you don’t want that stuff in your community.”
“It’s pretty alarming, I guess, it’s kind of strange,” said Scott Noseworthy. “It’s pretty quiet, you know.”
The CPS Drug Unit is treating the investigation as a suspected fentanyl re-processing lab and Health Canada will conduct tests to determine the type of drugs involved.
Police say the results of those tests could take several weeks and that there is no immediate public safety risk to surrounding homes.