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UPDATE: New search warrant executed in Fentanyl drug bust

WATCH ABOVE: Another raid was carried out by police in Sunday morning in connection with a drug bust on Friday. Investigators have expanded their search in connection with a lab they say contained Fentanyl. The drug has been linked to multiple overdoses and deaths across the country. Sarah Volstad reports.

MONTREAL – Police executed a new search warrant Sunday morning on a business on Monselet Street in Montreal North. The search was part of an ongoing investigation led by Montreal Police’s anti-gang unit from the organized crime division after a clandestine chemical drug manufacturing lab was discovered in Dorval on Friday morning.

Police received information that led to the discovery of the the lab on Lajoie Street, in an industrial Park in Dorval at around  9:00 a.m.

A preliminary analysis by Health Canada indicates the substance discovered in the lab appears to be Fentanyl — a drug responsible for a rash of recent deaths across the country.

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Montreal Police (SPVM) worked all day on Friday and were joined Saturday by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) who have specialized equipment.

SPVM spokesperson Manuel Couture explained that before seizing any evidence the site must be decontaminated and that it is an extremely dangerous operation. Officers in hazmat suits have been tasked with securing and dismantling the site.

The SPVM once again collaborated with the SQ in Sunday’s search, due to the possibility of  finding chemical substances on the premises.

Montreal police have confirmed that no drugs were found, at the business on Monselet Street known to be frequented by the main suspect in Friday’s bust.

Eric Tremblay, 41,  was arrested near the lab on Friday and a search warrant was executed at his house on Hubert-Aquin Street in Laval’s Fabreville neighbourhood.

Tremblay was arraigned in court on Saturday and was formally charged with possession, trafficking and production of drugs.

The results of this weekend’s searches are yet to be announced. In the meantime, the investigation continues. Couture said there were no other suspects in the case thus far.

 

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