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Four people face judge in Richmond court for allegedly running drug labs

Charges involve methamphetamine, weapons and chemicals and equipment allegedly used in drug production at several Richmond homes.
Richmond Provincial Court

Four out of six people accused of operating Richmond drug labs were in court May 25 facing charges of production of controlled substances, possession for the purpose of trafficking and having restricted firearms and drug-making equipment. 

Huang-Wei Hsu faces multiple charges dating to March 2020 and October 2020 at three different addresses. 

In March 2020, Huang-Wei Hsu is alleged to have been producing methamphetamine and in possession of a Glock semi-automatic handgun, a stun gun and a cartridge magazine without licences at 807-6951 Elmbridge Way.  

He’s also accused of alleged crimes in October 2020 at 5406 Maple Rd. Those include possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a .22-calibre Ruger semi-automatic rifle without a licence as well as ammunition, and having a weapon with an altered or defaced serial number. 

Huang-Wei Hsu is co-accused with Chanel Hsu for producing methamphetamine and possessing ephedrine and other chemicals to make meth at the Maple Road address.  

Liu Yuan Song and Zekun Cao, along with Huang-Wei Hsu, face charges of possessing chemicals and equipment meant for drug production at 4171 Blundell Rd. 

All four have a pre-trial conference set for June 20.  

Police reported after the sting resulting in the charges in October 2020, they found drugs, chemical for drugs, several vehicles, watches, gold and silver and other items. Many of the items, including the vehicles, were seized in a civil forfeiture case

Also accused in conjunction with the raids are Kim World Huang and Yung En Yang who appeared in court in early April.