Red Deer RCMP closed 46th Street to investigate a suspected methamphetamine lab on Tuesday morning.
Drug section officers and Red Deer Emergency Services set up a command post in the alley behind a raised bungalow at 4636 46th St. They waited while officers from the RCMP’s clandestine lab team from Edmonton suited up to enter the home.
“There are suspicious chemicals inside consistent with a methamphetamine lab,” said an RCMP drug section corporal on scene who asked not to be named.
“These chemicals with an acidic smell were discovered by the landlord who was cleaning after renters moved out.”
A second Emergency Services command unit was set up on 47th Avenue near the alley between 46th and 47th Streets. A police cruiser and fire truck were parked on 46th Street in front of the house.
Making methamphetamine in home labs is extremely dangerous since the chemicals involved are highly toxic, may cause severe burns and even explode.