Hamilton Police Locate Cannabis Oil Extraction Lab
Hamilton Police executed a Cannabis Act Search warrant at 65 Biggar Avenue Unit 2 in response to an alarm call.
On Saturday, August 21, 2021 shortly before 4:00 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to a building on Biggar Avenue. Upon arrival, the premise was insecure.
Police determined that the building was being used as a Cannabis Oil Extraction Lab and applied for a search warrant. Members of the Hamilton Police Service Vice and Drug Unit and the Provincial Joint Force Cannabis Enforcement Team executed the search warrant earlier today.
Due to the explosive potential of the hazardous materials within the building, assistance was provided by the Ontario Provincial Police Clandestine Lab Unit along with Hamilton Fire Department and Hamilton Paramedic Service.
Approximately 300 pounds of dried Cannabis has been seized, along with over 2200 litres of Cannabis Oil. The product is valued at approximately $45 million.
Various commercial grade processing equipment was also seized from the facility.
This investigation is in its infancy and further information will not be released at this time.
The investigation is still ongoing and charges have not been laid at this time.
If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact by calling Detective Sergeant Greg Slack at 905-546-3887.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com