Three men charged in connection to Richmond drug lab

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The Vancouver Police Department says three men have been charged in connection to a Richmond drug lab. They were arrested after a a 14-month investigation into an illicit drug lab that was producing fentanyl and other deadly street drugs.

Police say the investigation started in January 2023. They were targeting a group of criminals that were manufacturing and trafficking illicit drugs at various locations throughout the region.

The investigation led police to a drug lab inside a Richmond home that was dismantled in April 2023 with help from Richmond RCMP.

“People continue to die in record numbers from toxic drugs that are manufactured and sold by organized criminals,” says Inspector Phil Heard, officer in charge of VPD’s Organized Crime Section. “As long as this is happening, we will focus our investigative energy on rooting out the people responsible for fuelling the toxic drug crisis.”

Jason Conrad, of Duncan, and Liam MacRae and Erin Fineday, both of Richmond, are now facing several charged.

“This is a job very well done by the investigators at the Vancouver Police Department,” says Inspector Mike Roberts, Richmond RCMP Operations Officer. “Criminal offences often have a multijurisdictional element. By working collaboratively in support of these operations, we are making our community as a whole safer for all.”

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