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Charges laid after drug lab discovered in Prévost home

08/05/2015 11:26 EDT | Updated 08/05/2016 05:59 EDT
A Montreal man has been charged with drug and weapons offences after police discovered what they say is a synthetic drug lab in Prévost, Que.

Quebec provincial police Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said someone called police late Monday night after noticing a suspicious odour. 

"During our search, we located a bungalow on Louis-Morin Street," she said. 

Bilodeau said officers found a 51-year-old man in the home along with several ingredients they believe were being used to make illegal drugs. 

Police seized: 

- eight, 40-litre cauldrons of liquid sitting on propane burners.

- eaustic soda and sodium hydroxide.

- 1092 litres of GBL (which can be used to produce the drug GHB, commonly referred to as the date rape drug).

- several hundred thousand pills, suspected to be ephedrine. 

- a 12-gauge, sawed-off shotgun.

- an air pistol. 

Bilodeau says officers spent Tuesday dismantling the drug lab.

The 51-year-old man was charged with producing synthetic drugs, possession for the purpose of trafficking synthetic drugs and possession of a prohibited firearm. Bilodeau said more charges could be laid. 

The accused is expected to appear in a St-Jerome court Wednesday for a bail hearing.

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