The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that officers at the Sprague, Manitoba border crossing seized a portable methamphetamine laboratory from a traveller’s vehicle on June 4, 2015.
During a secondary search of the vehicle, CBSA officers seized the vehicle and its contents, which included a backpack containing materials for a suspected methamphetamine production laboratory. Officers also seized 85 grams of suspected methamphetamine in a plastic bottle.
The suspect and the evidence were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP). The RCMP Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response Team, as well as the Office of the Fire Commissioner and local fire department attended the scene to dismantle the lab and render the scene secure for further investigation.
Derek Olson, 35, from Wadena, Minnesota is charged with production of methamphetamine, importing/exporting methamphetamine and possession for the purpose of trafficking. He remains in custody at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
- So far in 2015, CBSA officers in southern Manitoba have made 11 drug-related seizures.
- The CBSA works with its law enforcement partners to prevent illegal drug smuggling, which endangers the safety of Canadian communities and generates profits for organized crime.
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