Richmond RCMP investigating suspicious fire at clandestine drug laboratory

SHORTLY before 2:30 p.m. on March 4, frontline Richmond RCMP officers responded to the 6900-block of Elmbridge Way to assist Richmond-Fire Rescue with a structure fire at a building complex.

After the fire was extinguished, evidence surfaced that the origins may have been a clandestine drug laboratory.

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man. He is from Richmond and is known to police.

The Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation with assistance from the BC RCMP Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) Team.

If anyone has information on this incident, contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or by email at and quote police file # 2020-6951.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).