An RCMP unit that investigates drug labs was called in to investigate hazardous materials on the side of a road in Barrhaven on Oct. 24.
Cpl. Lucy Shorey, an RCMP spokesperson was tight-lipped about the investigation on Brophy Drive west of Highway 416. She said only that the Clandestine Laboratory team was called in to assist with a hazardous material investigation.
She said in an email that only in the event that an investigation results in the laying of criminal charges would the RCMP confirm the nature of any charges laid and the identity of the individuals involved.
“At no point was the public safety in jeopardy,” Shorey said.
There were a number of tents set up in the area of Brophy Drive east of Eagleson Road, but Shorey said everything was wrapped up by the afternoon.
Both the Ottawa police and fire services assisted in securing the area.
The clandestine unit also investigates the production of drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamines.