The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Drug Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate a seizure from an Albany Street home in St. John's Friday in what police have confirmed was a clandestine drug laboratory.
Police say the chemicals recovered are being sent for analysis by a Health Canada chemist in Montreal and the possibility of charges remains.
Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). People can also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
Around 11:30 a.m. Friday, members from the RNC patrol services, drug unit and explosive disposal unit, members of the St. John's Regional Fire Department and RCMP responded to a residence on Albany Street where unknown hazardous materials were discovered.
Residents in the area were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.
Around 10 p.m. Friday, clandestine lab teams from the RNC and RCMP, in conjunction with the fire department, executed a search warrant at the residence, where police recovered a large quantity of chemicals consistent with a drug manufacturing operation.
When the lab was dismantled, the potential for danger was eliminated and residents were allowed to return to their homes.
The RNC said in a news release, they would like to thank the residents of Albany Street and Albany Place for their patience and co-operation during this time, as well as the Rovers search and rescue team, the City of St. John’s and Eastern Health for their assistance.