The RCMP deployed a robot at a property on 202A Street at 74th Avenue on the morning of March 10.

UPDATED: Methamphetamine chemicals found at Willoughby home

A police robot was deployed onto a property in Willoughby on the morning of March 10.

PHOTO: Police and firefighters were on scene at a property on 202A Street at 74th Avenue on the morning of March 10. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

 

The home surrounded by police and investigated by a remote-controlled robot Thursday morning contained chemicals used to make methamphetamine, Langley RCMP say.

Through most of Thursday morning, police blocked off 202A Street north of 72nd Avenue.

Police searched the home in the 7400 block of 202A with the assistance of the Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) team and the Explosives Disposal Unit.

Police were made aware of a collection of unknown chemicals at the residents, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

One man was taken into custody, but as of Monday morning had not yet been charged. The investigation is ongoing, Largy said, but she confirmed that Health Canada chemists had identified the chemicals inside.

All the hazardous materials were removed from the building, said Largy.

RCMP and Township fire department personnel were on scene to assist during the lengthy search, as were BC Ambulance paramedics as a precaution. Just before 10 a.m. the police robot was moved onto the property.

The area is south of R.E. Mountain Secondary and the road to the school was blocked off. As well pedestrians are not being allowed through the area.

The power lines that were down closer to R.E. Mountain were repaired and roads in front of the school were re-opened, according to the Langley School District.

The man arrested on Thursday is not thought to be linked to a man apprehended under the Mental Health Act the previous week. He was seen acting oddly and carrying a barbecue lighter near the high school. The lighter was mistaken for a gun, and caused a lockdown for several hours at R.E. Mountain.

Apologies to readers for the story’s inadvertent omission in the print edition.

PHOTO: Police and firefighters were on scene at a property on 202A Street at 74th Avenue on the morning of March 10. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

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