Suspicious fire uncovers steroid lab

A suspicious fire investigation in Fort McMurray revealed a lab being used to produce steroids, Wood Buffalo RCMP say.

Police were called to assist with a report of a structure fire on Jan. 6 at about 6:45 p.m. in the Timberlea area of Fort McMurray.

The fire turned out to be mainly smoke, but after further investigation of the property, hazardous materials were found and the Wood Buffalo RCMP Clandestine Lab Team investigated with the K Division Clandestine Lab Team.

A portion of the property was being used as a lab to produce controlled substances "believed to fall under the steroids category," police said in a news release.

A 31-year-old has been arrested and faces several charges, including production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

James Rae of Fort McMurray is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 9.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Suspicious+fire+brings+police+Fort+McMurray+steroids/7793207/story.html

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