SQ: four seizures in one month in the Coaticook region

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) reports on a series of searches in the Coaticook region from June 1st.

On that day, the police had carried out an anti-drug operation in a business on Main Street West and in a property on Ste. Anne Street.

“The police seized 15 grams of cocaine, about 30 grams of cannabis, a few methamphetamine tablets, more than $ 1600, and a vehicle as an offense,” says Aurélie Guindon, spokesman for the SQ .

“Two people were arrested, a 47-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman. They will appear later. ”

On June 13, police searched a house on Yves Street, still in Coaticook. The SQ regarded the place as a narcotics retail outlet. They seized more than 240 grams of cannabis, about twenty methamphetamine tablets, $ 1700 in silver and more than seven packages of contraband cigarettes.

“The subject of the investigation, a 41-year-old man also suspected of drug trafficking in downtown Coaticook, was arrested and later charged in connection with this police operation,” adds Guindon.

“He will also face charges under the Tobacco Tax Act.”

On June 22, the police visited a property on Loignon Road in Martinville. They arrested two suspects aged 35 and 66. “The police seized more than 10 kilograms of bulk cannabis, over 240 cannabis plants, over 70 methamphetamine tablets, $ 580 in silver and seven improperly stored firearms. The two suspects were released after questioning for subsequent testimony, according to Sergeant Guindon.

Seven days later, the police are landed in a property located along Highway 147 in Coaticook. The search resulted in the seizure of 340 cannabis plants outdoors, some forty plants in an indoor greenhouse, and a hundred grams of cannabis in bulk.

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“The suspect, a 59-year-old man, was arrested. He will have to appear in court later in connection with this police operation, “completes Aurélie Guindon.

“These police operations are the result of brief investigations launched through information received from the public. Citizens are invited to contact the Sûreté du Québec Criminal Intelligence Unit (1-800-659-4264) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-711-1800) to report any illegal activity on a confidential basis. ”