Canadian Police Arrest Two in Synthetic Drug Bust

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/14 2014 02:45PM

Updated 08/14 2014 02:48PM

MONTREAL - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested two people in a synthetic drug bust.

Police say they seized about 4,430 ounces of GBL and 676 ounces of GHB. GHB is a home-made drug produced in clandestine laboratories. GBL is a precursor used in the synthesis of GHB.

The investigation began after, police say, the Canada Border Services Agency intercepted five shipments from Shanghai. The shipments contained 338 ounce plastic bottles containing what was identified as GBL. Police say the shipments were addressed to a shipping company in Montreal and had Vancouver as their final destination.

Police arrested Joel Michael Toevs, 33, and Michael Marshall Delves, 35, both of Vancouver. The GHB was seized in the suspects' vehicle at the time of their arrest in Montreal. Both face a number of charges including importing, possession and production of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Anyone with information on illicit activities by individuals or groups involved in drug trafficking is asked to please contact the RCMP at (514)-939-8300/1-800-771-5401 or your local police department.

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