Kelowna RCMP have released images of a major drug lab that was shut down last week.
The long-term investigation included assistance from federal and provincial RCMP units.
The Kelowna RCMP Drug Section and Southeast District Criminal Intelligence Service identified three suspect locations, two in Kelowna and one in Westbridge, B.C.
Police raided the Westbridge site, on Christian Valley Road, Nov. 21. During the search, police located an exothermic reaction MDMA (3,4,Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) lab and caught several occupants on site allegedly in the act of "cooking" both MDMA and its precursors.
A second search was conducted on a storage locker in Kelowna, where police located chemical precursors used in the production of ecstasy (MDMA). The third search involved a residence on Chute Lake Road.
Such labs pose huge fire risks and potential hazmat situations to the environment and community.
Ryan Patrick Novy, 32, Alesya Efimenko, 29, William Charles Forrest, 24, and Bradley Fraser Garth, 39, have been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance.