Two men accused in Barnhartvale meth superlab bust found guilty

By James Peters
July 4, 2018 - 10:15am

KAMLOOPS — Two men charged in the bust of a huge methamphetamine lab in Barnhartvale in 2015 have been found guilty in BC Supreme Court.

The verdicts were delivered Tuesday (July 3) for Joel Garrett and Ikbal Shah.

Garrett was convicted of methamphetamine production, but acquitted on firearms charges.

Shah was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking four drugs - methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.

WATCH: CFJC News covered the dismantling of the meth lab on June 26, 2015.

When RCMP busted the lab at a Barnhartvale property on June 26, 2015, officers said it was an operation capable of producing 60,000 doses every two to three days and was linked to organized crime.

A third man, Derek Sadden, pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession and production in June.

Sadden was sentenced to three years in prison.

Garrett and Shah will return to court on July 16 to fix a date for their sentencing hearing.

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