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Drug-related arrests in Franklin

Sûreté du Québec officers from the Haut-Saint-Laurent station made two arrests in the municipality of Franklin, following a search in collaboration with the Division des enquêtes et de la coordination sur le crime organisé (DECCO) on March 16.

As part of an effort to clamp down on drug trafficking and the possession of illegal weapons, officers conducted a search at an address located on Montée Doréa. Police seized more than $1,400 in Canadian currency, more than 380 grams of cannabis in bulk, approximately 15 grams of hashish, around 7 grams of crack cocaine, around 550 methamphetamine tablets, more than 600 contraband cigarettes, one electrical impulse weapon, a prohibited crossbow, and a pellet gun.

A 58-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were arrested at the scene and are now facing charges related to drug trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of contraband tobacco.

The arrests were made as part of the Sûreté du Québec’s CENTAURE strategy, which aims to maintain constant pressure on organized crime in the fight against gun violence in the province. CENTAURE enables police forces to partner and maximize their efforts at the national, regional, and local levels to target the supply, importation, distribution, and illegal possession of firearms.

Any information related to the possession, trafficking, or use of firearms can be reported to the CENTAURE hotline at 1-833-888-ARME (2763).

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