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Ottawa police uncover makeshift clandestine lab in Golden Triangle neighbourhood

Police suspect the lab was producing amphetamine and methamphetamine.

Two people are facing charges after Ottawa police discovered a makeshift clandestine laboratory in a home on Cartier Street.

Officers believed they had noticed the lab when responding to a call for service at the same location earlier this month. The information was reviewed by drug investigators and clandestine lab experts, including Health Canada. It was suspected that the lab was producing amphetamine and methamphetamine.

Officers executed a search warrant at the Golden Triangle property on Monday, January 10, around 11:45 a.m. Tactical, Neighbourhood Response Team (NRT), Traffic and Forensic Identification (FIS) officers, as well as Ottawa Fire Services (Hazmat), Ottawa Paramedic Service, and the CBRNE Team (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) members were also called to the scene.

Erik E. Kanstrup, 38, and Stacey Emily McLennan, 32, both of Ottawa, have been charged with:

  • Possession, sale, etc., for use in production of or trafficking in substance CDSA 7.1(1)(a)
  • Production of a substance CDSA 7(1) 
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence CC 465 

Both were released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

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