Edmonton industrial shop exposed as undercover drug lab, three charged

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Three people from Edmonton are facing multiple charges after police seized almost a million dollars in illegal drugs, cash, weapons, drug production equipment and a stolen vehicle.

After a four-month investigation, members of the Edmonton Police Focused Intervention and Apprehension Team executed several search warrants at three locations on March 18, 2021.

The team found and seized 4.84 kg methamphetamine valued at $72,000, seven ounces of fentanyl, valued at $15,000, drug lab equipment and weapons in two storage lockers near 74 Avenue and 17 Street.

Members also found more methamphetamine, cash, RCMP uniform as well as a police radio and two tasers in a residence near 109 Avenue and 109 Street.

Finally, police also got a warrant to search an industrial shop near 77 Avenue and 18 Street, which turned out to be a clandestine drug lab. The lab was producing GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, also known as a date rape drug.

Police dismantled the lab and seized the lab equipment, various amounts of GHB, fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine, as well as weapons and ammunition. They also seized a 2013 Black BMW X5 and a 2018 Ford Platinum Escape.

Leigh Gilbert Squires, 41, Alyssa Mary Loyer Casavant, 33, and Jaritt Jacob Fedun, 36 are all facing multiple drug and firearms charges.

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