RCMP suspect barrels found in Ancaster came from drug lab
Dumped containers not a threat to public safety: police
The RCMP is investigating after containers of toxic chemicals were discovered at a location in Ancaster, findings that police say are "consistent with a synthetic drug lab."
Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a call from a citizen who noticed “big jugs and drums” at a site on Trinity Road South between Book Road and Wilson Street, said Hamilton police spokeswoman Debbie McGreal-Dinning.
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"It appears to be consistent with a synthetic drug lab," said Richard Rollings, a spokesman for the RCMP.
He said the chemicals appear to be contained within the barrels and that there's no risk to public safety.
The provincial Ministry of Environment is also investigating the find.
Trinity Road South is closed on from Book Road to Wilson Street on Thursday for the investigation.
He wouldn't specify what drugs police believe the chemicals could be used to create.
"We will continue our analysis and investigation to verify."
Drug raids this spring
The probe comes just over than month after Hamilton police found a possible mobile meth lab on the Mountain. Around 6:30 p.m. on March 22, officers spotted a suspicious vehicle — an older model Mercedes Benz — and decided to investigate.
They found a male suspect and suspected meth-making materials in the car.
Hamilton police have also busted two suspected steroid labs this spring.
Officers worked with Ontario Provincial Police for raid on a house at 49 New St., located near Dundurn Street between Main and King streets. Police arrested two men believed to be involved in the illegal production of performance-enhancing drugs.
Police say the arrests were related to another raid in March, when officers arrested on man and seized a number chemicals and apparatuses from a two-storey home at Upper Wellington Street and Stone Church Road.