Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec’s MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent station arrested three individuals on May 10 after searching a vehicle and residence on Pigeon Street in Godmanchester in connection with drug trafficking and firearms.
The arrests were the result of an investigation launched last March based on information received from the public. The operation took place in collaboration with the Sûreté du Québec’s (SQ) Organized Crime Investigation and Coordination Division of the provincial police force and the SQ’s dog handler.
Two individuals, 38-year-old Wesley Viau and 31-year-old Mathieu Bouchard, appeared at the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield courthouse on May 11, while a 41-year-old woman was released and is expected to appear at a later date.
As a result of the search, officers seized nearly 10 grams of cocaine, over 550 grams of methamphetamine, more than 1200 grams of cannabis, approximately 4500 tablets of various non-prescription drugs, and over $4,280 in Canadian currency. Also confiscated were two firearms, seven imitation weapons, and two prohibited weapons.
The arrests and seizures 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.
Any information related to the possession, trafficking, or use of firearms can be reported to the
CENTAURE hotline at 1-833-888-ARME (2763).