RCMP Photo of pill press components

An illicit drug lab operating in Longueuil, Canada was outfitted to produce thousands of pills. Alleged lab owner, Alexandre Beaudry is scheduled to appear in court on charges relating to these operations on February 20, 2014.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported that their Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team (CLET) have dismantled a counterfeit drug pill mill in the Quebec area. Over 15,000 fake pills were seized along with pill presses, a pill coating machine, 5 liters of liquid steroids and 22,000 steroid pills, according to the RCMP.

The RCMP alleges that the Longueuil illicit pill mill was capable of producing close to 300,000 fake pills using the components that CLET investigators found. RCMP described the packaging for these fake drugs as looking “deceptively similar to real packaging. The seals and labels led users to believe that the products were reliable and high quality.”

Alleged operator of the fake drugs lab, Alexandre Beaudry is facing possible charges relating to the manufacture of counterfeit medicine including possession and production of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, reports the RCMP. Beaudry was arrested last fall after the November 20th raid on the rented storage space where he was producing the fake drugs, reports the Montreal Gazette.

Photo Credit: RCMP

By S. Imber