The sound of a “whimpering” resulted in the dismantling of a Langley drug lab on Friday afternoon.
Around 1 pm, Langley RCMP were called to a residential apartment in the 21000 block of 56 Avenue, responding to reports that a woman could be heard whimpering inside the home.
When they arrived, officers reported hearing the same sounds the callers had reported.
Despite requests from police to open the door, occupants inside the residence refused, ultimately resulting in police entry by force.
Once inside officers realized the sound they heard was actually on TV, and found a 41-year-old man “who appeared to be suffering the effects of illicit drug use,” said RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy in a release. While inside the apartment, officers also noticed what appeared to be a “clandestine” drug lab, she added.
On Saturday, investigators executed a search warrant.
Police said items found in the home are “believed to be consistent” with the production of DMT (Dimemthyltryptamine), a psychedelic drug.
“All hazardous chemicals were removed from the residence and Langley Drug Section will retain conduct of the investigation,” Largy said.
The man found in the apartment was released from custody and the investigation is ongoing.