Saturday, June 16, 2018

The million dollar drug lab next door: a Burnaby apartment

Neighbours living beside #407-6893 Prenter St. in Burnaby two years ago couldn't have imagined the scene on the other side of their walls. Inside rental unit #407 drug dealers with an arsenal of weapons were cutting up drugs with Magic Bullet blenders and frying pans.

When police entered with a search warrant in early 2016, they backed out again after finding open fentanyl. The RCMP Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team returned in Hazmat suits to find more than 1.5 kilos of the drug.
Fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, W-18, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA, ketamine and GHB was seized. The haul included nine firearms, two silencers, $1.5 million in cash, 4.5 kg of heroin, 12 kg of cocaine, and more than 4,500 fake oxycodone pills.

Huge profits are made by selling fentanyl as heroin. This was done by mixing the fentanyl with vinegar and brown food coloring to make it smell and appear like heroin.

One of the dealers, Adam Summers, bragged to an uncover police officer fake heroin was his specialty, accomplished through a washing process that took a day and a half.
Summers and Scott Pipping were found guilty on multiple counts of drug trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking; producing a controlled substance and firearms.

They will be sentenced on June 29.