ECA Review Reporter
A 28 year old man is facing a slew of charges after police discovered a clandestine drug lab in the Village of Galahad.
RCMP investigators received information from the Canadian Border Services Agency, who intercepted a large amount of suspicious chemicals destined for the accused.
“Through our investigation, we discovered that it wasn’t for legitimate use,” said Const. Chris Konig of the RCMP Calgary Drug Section.
Members of the Calgary RCMP drug section and the Killam RCMP detachment executed a search warrant on Wednesday, October 24. Twenty-eight year old Jaren Feser, who lives in and owns the house, was arrested.
Members of the RCMP Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response team spent several days decontaminating and dismantling the drug lab. Due to the hazardous nature of illicit drug labs, members of the team were clothed in fully enclosed hazardous material suits.
The chemicals in question was two kilograms of N-phenethyl-4-piperidinone, a precursor to the narcotic Fentanyl, and 100 litres of Benzaldehyde, a compound used in the manufacture of Methamphetamine. A third as-of-yet unidentified substance was also removed from the residence.
The area around the house is now deemed safe by the RCMP.
Feser faces a number of charges, including possession of chemicals for the purpose of producing methamphetamine and possession of the process of crime. Other charges are pending.