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Major ecstasy lab busted in Montague Township, RCMP say

Police busted a secret drug lab in Montague Township over the weekend, taking over 100 kilograms of MDMA and MDA, weapons, cash and equipment.

Seized ingredients had potential yield of 4.4 million pills

Police bust ecstasy drug lab south of Ottawa

7 years ago
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Police busted a secret drug lab in Montague Township over the weekend.

RCMP and OPP say they have dismantled a secret drug lab in Montague Township in eastern Ontario over the weekend, seizing over 100 kilograms of Methylenedioxy-Methamphetamine (MDMA), weapons, cash,chemicals and equipment.

The ingredients have a potential yield of 1.8 million MDMA pills and 2.6 million Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) pills, according to the RCMP.

A 37-year-old man from Montague and a 34-year-old man from Gatineau, Que., have been charged with drug-related offences. A search warrant was also carried out at a residence in Gatineau. 

"This was a very large seizure of synthetic drugs," said RCMP Superintendent Guy Rook, North East District Commander, adding that the secret lab south of Ottawa posed a "huge risk" of fire, explosion and exposure to toxic chemicals to residents living nearby.

He added the lab was a "sophisticated" operation capable of producing industrial volumes of MDMA, a central nervous system stimulant that is also known as ecstasy. 

About 80 kilograms of MDMA was already manufactured and ready to be sold on the streets while the remaining 20 kilograms was in stages of production. Police also seized a loaded 9 mm handgun, a 50 caliber handgun and a 12 gauge shot gun along with $80,000.     

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