The Codiac Regional RCMP has dismantled what is believed to be an illegal cannabis oil extraction operation in Moncton.
On January 28, 2020, police responded to a home on Drummond Street. Upon arrival, members discovered an elaborate production operation in the basement of the home. The scene was secured, and two nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.
On January 29, a search warrant was executed at the home, and a number of items, pieces of equipment and substances were seized. The substances have been sent for lab testing to determine their exact makeup.
A 31-year-old man was arrested at the home on January 28. He was later released, and is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on June 25, 2020.
The RCMP's Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) team, which includes members of the New Brunswick RCMP, the Nova Scotia RCMP and the Fredericton Police Force provided assistance, as did members of the Moncton Fire Department and paramedics.
The investigation is ongoing.