News

Trio arrested in suspected Vernon drug lab released from custody

Three people arrested Friday after a suspected drug lab was being investigated in Vernon were released without charges on the weekend.

The trio from Vernon – two men, aged 44 and 41, and a 29-year-old woman – were arrested in a duplex in the 1700 block of 41st Avenue Friday when members of the Vernon RCMP task force and clan lab team showed up mid-afternoon for a report of a possible drug lab.

“Items located inside were consistent with a (suspected meth) drug lab,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “There’s evidence of a drug lab is all the officers have. It takes stages to produce the drug in these labs and there is definitely evidence that that is what’s going on.”

Molendyk said of the three people arrested and released, one, he believed, was known to police.

The small lab was set up in a backyard shed so the residence was not posted under the City of Vernon’s drug remediation bylaw.

Molendyk said police are not releasing how they came to find out about the lab as their investigation continues.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Kist resigns as Pacific NorthWest LNG president; Progress Energy CEO acting president
 
Terrace, Thornhill amalgamation issue raised
 
Lindley accepts Queens Jubilee medal
Diana Scott running for city council
 
Velma McKay and Vicky Dalton are Women of the Year
 
VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Accused in Cusworth murder appears in court
 
100 campaign signs stolen
 
Prince Rupert Rampage fall 10-2 to Smithers Steelheads

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.