Omerville pot grower ar­rested

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Ber­trand Gos­selin Sher­brooke Court­house

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.

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