Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec’s (SQ) MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry and the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent stations made several arrests in connection with drug trafficking on January 26.
Officers conducted searches at two addresses in collaboration with the Division des enquêtes et de la coordination sur le crime organisé (Organized Crime Investigation and Coordination Division), following an investigation launched because of information received from the public. Six people were arrested, including four men and two women. Five were released with a promise to appear later in court to face various drug-related offenses. The sixth individual remains in custody.
According to Audrey-Anne Bilodeau, a communications agent with the SQ, officers seized over 4,200 methamphetamine tablets, more than 147 grams of cocaine, more than 33 grams of crack cocaine, and close to $1,000 in Canadian currency during the searches. Also confiscated were four cell phones, two contaminated scales, three radio scanners, and some stolen items including a payment terminal for credit cards.
Following the results of this investigation, the Sûreté du Québec is reminding the public that any information related to the trafficking, possession, sale, or production of illegal drugs can be reported confidentially at any time to the Criminal Information Centre at 1 800-659-4264.