GHB, cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms seized at legal Burnaby cannabis grow op

$9,000 and large quantities of GHB, cocaine, ketamine, codeine syrup, shatter or other drugs seized at legal cannabis grow operation

A 911 call from a North Burnaby house led police to a “massive” illicit drug operation last month.

Local Mounties got a call from a woman in emotional distress at a residence near Dundas Street and Delta Avenue on Nov. 29 just before 10:30 p.m., according to a Burnaby RCMP news release.

Officers located the woman and made sure she was safe, police said.

Inside the house they then found an unconscious man and a large-scale drug operation.

The man was sent to hospital, according to police, and officers secured the residence and called in the RCMP’s Federal Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) Team.

The residence turned out to be a legal cannabis growing operation, but there were 500 more plants growing in it than were authorized by its licence.

A search warrant also turned up $9,000 in cash, nunchakus and a laundry list of illicit drugs and drug-making chemicals – including 105 litres of the so-called date-rape drug GHB. Police said as little as a teaspoon of the drug can render a person unconscious.

Also seized were 3.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine, 15 litres of suspected codeine syrup, 10 grams of suspected ketamine, 823 grams of suspected precursors (used to make illicit drugs), 4.5 kilograms  of suspected marijuana bud, 114 kilograms of suspected marijuana plants/trimmings, 3.7 kilograms of suspected uncut shatter (concentrated solidified THC derived from cannabis) and 36 kilograms of suspected psilocybin mushrooms.

“The amount of dangerous drugs this seizure has kept off our streets is staggering,” Burnaby RCMP Insp. Matt Toews said. “With the number of overdoses we are seeing lately, this is a huge victory for public safety in the City of Burnaby and the Lower Mainland.”

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