Omerville pot grower arrested
The Magog municipal police, led by public information, got a search warrant last week to go inside a bungalow on Frechette street in Omerville. The house was rented by François Mondoux. In the basement, where all the operations took place, the police found 649 plants of marijuana of reasonable height, 10 kilos of marijuana leaves and 49 lamps used to accelerate plant growth. The 42 year old man had bypassed the electrical system to get free electricity. Mondoux was brought before Justice Michel Beauchemin last week to be charged with production, possession of marijuana for means of trafficking and for electricity theft.
If Mondoux’s name did not mean much to the Magog police, it did in the Yamaska and the Sorel regions where he once lived. As a matter of fact, he was to be transferred yesterday, May 24th, from Talbot jail to the court house in Sorel for his trial regarding a similar case for production of marijuana that occurred back in May 2008. In June 2006, François Mondoux was sentenced to 13 months in jail for mischief, for obstructing a public officer, for breaking and entering and for seven failures to comply with court orders. It was out of the question for the prosecution attorney, Régis Juneau-Drolet, to set him free on bail. A date will be set this week for a bail hearing.