Six people are facing drug charges after police discovered and dismantled a crystal meth lab in Nanaimo on Friday night.
While dismantling the lab, officers discovered not only crystal meth and the ingredients necessary to make it but also small amounts of heroin and marijuana, according to Nanaimo RCMP. Police say they also found evidence that stolen wire was being brought to the property to be stripped, burned and resold.
“The clandestine lab was safely dismantled and taken out of business,” said said Cst. Gary O’Brien of Nanaimo RCMP. “As is often the case, this property was an extremely active criminal operation and we’re sure the surrounding property owners are pleased it is no longer open for business.”
The six people facing various drug charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, and possession, are: Paul Wilfred Lee of Nanaimo, 33, Richard Peter Buder of Surrey, 55, Dang Hung Nguyen of Surrey, 36, Wayne Cameron May of Nanaimo, 42, Fred Joseph Foerter of Nanaimo, 42, and Misty Dawn Crandon of Saltspring Island and Nanaimo, 23.
Three of the accused were charged Monday morning, while the other three, including the property owner, were due to appear in court to be charged later in the day.