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.