B.C. men connected to Canada's largest fentanyl lab handed major prison terms

Josh Duncan | July 11, 2018 in Provincial

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A pair B.C. men have been sentenced more than two years after being arrested for being connected to the largest fentanyl conversion lab discovered in Canada.

Scott Pipping, 36, of Surrey and Adam Summers, 28, of Delta were sentenced on June 29, with Pipping receiving 15-years behind bars and Summers earning himself a five-year term.

They faced a combined 17 total charges, including trafficking of a controlled substance, possession of prohibited firearms and much more, which they both pled guilty too.

The men have been in custody since they were arrested in March 2016, when more than $1.5 million in case, nine firearms and large quantities of illegal drugs.

That included 4.5 kilograms of heroin, 12 kg of cocaine, more than 45,000 oxycodone pills, over 1 kg of methamphetamine and 125 grams of pure fentanyl analog.

Also found was W-18, which was the first time it was located within the province.

“These are significant sentences and they reflect the scope and impact of this lab,” says Chief Neil Dubord, head of Delta Police. “This was a massive lab, and a key part of the drug trade at the time in Metro Vancouver.”

“An entire kitchen in a Burnaby apartment had been converted to process the fentanyl.”

Photo Credit: Delta Police

Along with the Burnaby location, search warrants were also executed in Richmond and Surrey, and evidence was found at all three spots.

In Burnaby, police found a large scale fentanyl lab where the drug was being combined with a cutting agent, coloured brown and washed in acetic acid to replicate heroin’s effect and smell.

“I’m very proud of the work of our officers in shutting this lab down, and have no doubt that many lives were saved as a result of their work,” said Dubord.

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