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Police report May 15, 2024

Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec’s Haut-Saint-Laurent station took part in an operation related to the trafficking of drugs in Huntingdon on May 8.

The operation stemmed from an investigation that began earlier this spring, in April. A 61-year-old woman was arrested and then released. She could face drug trafficking charges.

Officers searched a residence on Churchill Street, where they seized over 40 grams of cocaine, approximately 135 grams of cannabis, and around 70 prescription drugs. Officers also seized approximately $1,530 in Canadian currency, as well as equipment related to the trafficking of drugs.

Residential fire in Sainte-Barbe

The Sainte-Barbe Service de Sécurité Incendie responded to a residential fire within the municipality at 4:36 a.m. on May 5. By the time firefighters arrived on scene, the residents had already evacuated the house and the fire was raging in a detached garage.

Around 40 firefighters from Sainte-Barbe as well as neighbouring departments in Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Saint-Anicet, Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield were on hand to battle the blaze. A team from the Unité Communautaire de Mesures d’Urgence was also at the scene. No incidents were reported during the intervention.

Despite the rapid response of the firefighters, who quickly brought the fire under control, the damage to the building and nearby property was considerable. The cause of the fire currently remains unknown.

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