The Gleaner

Police report April 19, 2023

Methamphetamines seized during regional police operation

A significant quantity of narcotics, including methamphetamines, was seized during an April 11 police operation conducted by officers from the Escouade régionale mixte (ERM) Rive-Nord, as well as the Sûreté du Québec’s MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry station.

The operation took place in the Montérégie and greater Montreal regions, where more than ten searches were executed in Montreal, Anjou, Les Cèdres, and Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka.

According to a press release issued by the ERM Rive-Nord, the operation was the result of an investigation that first started in May 2022. More than 60 police officers from various units were involved, including the emergency response team, explosives technicians, and dog handlers.

The operation culminated in the seizure of over 129 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 35,000 methamphetamine tablets and other pills, over 227 kg of cannabis, more than 200 cannabis vaporizers, and nearly 500 grams of hashish. Officers also seized more than 67,000 contraband cigarettes, 109 kg of powder used in the manufacture of methamphetamine tablets, over $14,000 in Canadian currency, two vehicles, one firearm, and an encapsulation site. The resulting investigation is ongoing.

Speeding in Très-Saint-Sacrement

Patrol officers from the Sûreté du Québec’s MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent station pulled over a motorist for speeding during the evening on April 2 in Très-Saint-Sacrement.

The driver, who was in his thirties, was intercepted while driving 155 km/h in a zone where the maximum speed limit is set at 90 km/h on Route 138.

Officers issued a $1,330 ticket and 14 demerit points in response to the infraction. The man’s driver’s licence was also suspended for a period of seven days.

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