Ottawa Police Discover Makeshift Clandestine Laboratory in Golden Triangle Neighborhood

Police suspect the lab produced amphetamine and methamphetamine.

Two people are being charged after Ottawa police discovered a makeshift clandestine laboratory in a house on Cartier Street.

Agents believed they had spotted the lab when they responded to a call for help at the same location earlier this month. The information was reviewed by drug researchers and clandestine lab experts, including Health Canada. It was suspected that the lab was producing amphetamine and methamphetamine.

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

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

  • Possession, sale, etc., for use in the production or trade of substance CDSA 7.1(1)(a)
  • Production of a substance CDSA 7(1)
  • Conspiracy to commit a criminal offense CC 465

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

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