RCMP probe of suspicious barrels expands

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

The RCMP probe into containers filled with lab chemicals has expanded to another part of Hamilton.

Officers closed Highway 56 in Binbrook, from Hall Road to Haldibrook Road, for a few hours this morning to allow the Haz-Mat Unit to remove more suspicious barrels.

Yesterday, we were told a number of 20 litre containers filled with chemicals were found on a property on Trinity Road, between Book Road and Wilson Street in Ancaster.

The RCMP suggests the chemicals are “consistent with a synthetic drug lab” but it’s too early to confirm whether they’re from an illegal lab or a legitimate business.

The probe started Wednesday night when police received a call from a citizen who noticed the containers at a site on Trinity Road South.

The land is owned by the Ancaster Agricultural Society.

Ministry of Environment officials confirm the containers are “intact with no visible spillage.”

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