Arrests and seizure in Ormstown linked to drug trafficking
Sûreté du Québec officers from the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent station arrested four individuals in Ormstown on April 20 during a drug trafficking operation.
A tip from the public led to the arrest of a 61-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man suspected of being involved in drug trafficking.
Officers then conducted a search at a single-family home located on Route 201, which resulted in the seizure of over $6,000 in Canadian currency, over 38 grams of cocaine, around 15 grams of crack cocaine, over 90 grams of cannabis, as well as a prohibited weapon and drug trafficking equipment.
Investigators questioned the individuals before releasing them. The pair may be charged with drug trafficking at a later date.
Officers also arrested two men, aged 56 and 62, who were found inside the home. Both could face charges of drug possession.
The Sûreté du Québec would like to remind the public that any suspicious event or criminal act can be communicated, in confidence, to the Criminal Information Centre at 1 800 659-4264. (SR)
Car accident in Très-Saint-Sacrement
A motorist suffered minor injuries during an accident that occurred around 1:45 p.m. on April 28 in Très-Saint-Sacrement. A truck and a car were involved in the incident, which occurred on Mill Street near Route 138. Sûreté du Québec officers were called to the scene, as well as firefighters and an ambulance crew. One individual was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries. (Eric Tremblay – Le Journal Saint-François)
Fined over $4,000 for speeding
Officers from the Sûreté du Québec’s MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry station stopped a Saint-Anicet resident on April 22 in conjunction with speeding violations that took place on January 16, on Highway 30 in Les Cèdres.
The 23-year-old offender was identified following an investigation into a vehicle that was clocked travelling at over 240 kilometres per hour in a 100 km/h zone. He was fined $2,656 and 36 demerit points for the speeding offence, as well as $1,558 and 4 demerit points for driving at a life-threatening speed.
According to the Sûreté du Québec, speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal collisions.
On average, speed is involved in 115 fatalities and 420 serious injuries on Quebec roads each year.
Fires in Hinchinbrooke
Members of the Hinchinbrooke Volunteer Fire Brigade were called to a fire at around 9:30 a.m. in the D’Avignon Park sector of Hinchinbrooke on April 24. The fire broke out in the second story of a building located on Tanglewood Street. According to a witness, it took firefighters around four hours to extinguish the flames. The building suffered damages, including water damage, but there were no injuries.