Police have dismantled what they believe to be a makeshift drug lab in Higgins.
More than 90 chemicals, recipes and an assortment of equipment used in the manufacturing of illegal drugs were seized from the property.
Responding to reports of a burglary, police discovered the chemicals and equipment in a shed at the rear of the property on Tuesday.
A forensic team later identified the volatile chemicals as precursors used to manufacture methylamphetamine, known as Ice, amphetamine, MDA and MDMA.
Detective Sergeant David Fleming said some of the items were found to be in a hazardous state.
"Clandestine drug laboratories use toxic chemicals that can be modified to make illicit drugs or explosives, making them extremely volatile and at risk of causing fires or explosions," Sergeant Fleming said.
He said Canberrans should be alert to the signs there could be a drug lab in their neighbourhood.
"If you see something suspicious such as covered windows, strong odours, burnt patches of grass, presence of chemical buckets or containers, large exhaust fans and unusual rubbish, call Crime Stoppers," Sergeant Fleming said.
Police said investigations were underway but no arrests had been made as of Saturday.