Officers in protective gear prepare to enter a home in the 15600-block of Mountainview Drive in South Surrey Monday

Officers in protective gear prepare to enter a home in the 15600-block of Mountainview Drive in South Surrey Monday

‘Strange odours’ lead fire, police crews to suspected drug lab

Reports of strange odours coming from a South Surrey house led police to identify a suspected drug lab Monday.

Reports of strange odours coming from a South Surrey house led police to identify a suspected drug lab Monday.

Cpl. Scotty Schumann said RCMP were called to a home in the 15600-block of Mountainview Drive by the Surrey Fire Service around 12:45 p.m. July 20.

“When police arrived, they also smelled the strange odours and believed that they saw evidence that would suggest a drug lab was in the house,” Schumann said Tuesday.

“The members are on-scene now,” and were expected to remain there through Wednesday, with Mountainview Drive to remain closed to traffic between 156 and 158 streets until police have finished at the scene.

Schumann did not know if anyone was in the house at the time police arrived, but did say no arrests have been made in connection with the discovery.

The case is being investigated by Surrey RCMP’s drug unit, in consultation with the Mounties’ Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team.

Schumann described the risk to the public as “minimal.”

“The scene is contained. We’re not going to put anyone in jeopardy.”