Drug Bust in Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

Last­week, on May 8th, po­lice of­fi­cers with the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC’S Sureté du Que­bec and the Es­couade re­gionale mixte (ERM) searched homes in the Beebe, Og­den and Stanstead ar­eas with the aim of dis­man­tling an ac­tive co­caine and metham­phetamine sell­ing net­work. Two men and one woman were ar­rested fol­low­ing the searches that took place in homes on Hack­ett Street, in Stanstead, Prin­ci­pale Street in the Beebe sec­tor, and on Mar­ling­ton Street, in Og­den. Found dur­ing the search were al­most 40 grams of co­caine, 25 metham­phetamine pills and al­most $2,500 in Cana­dian money. The searches were car­ried out af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that lasted sev­eral months.

The two men ar­rested were Ron­ald Langevin, age forty­one, and Syl­vain Aubé, also age forty-one. They ap­peared in court in Sher­brooke on May 10th and were charged with traf­fick­ing and pos­ses­sion with in­tent to traf­fic. Aubé, who was ar­rested while driv­ing his car, will also be charged with driv­ing with­out a valid li­cense. The name of the woman, who is thirty-two years of age, was not re­leased by the po­lice be­cause she has not yet ap­peared in court.

Ac­cord­ing to Sgt. Louis-philippe Ruel, the SQ spokesper­son: “Ron­ald Langevin was the first tar­get of this in­ves­ti­ga­tion which then led us to Syl­vain Aubé who had been sup­ply­ing drugs to Langevin.”

The Es­couade re­gionale mixte is com­posed of of­fi­cers from the Sureté du Que­bec and of­fi­cers from sev­eral mu­nic­i­pal po­lice forces in the Es­trie re­gion. This task force fo­cusses on the traf­fick­ing of syn­thetic drugs such as metham­phetamine, speed and ec­stacy. “The traf­fick­ing of syn­thetic drugs is some­thing that was emerg­ing so it was de­cided to con­cen­trate on that prob­lem. Metham­phetamine and speed are cheaper than co­caine and the ef­fects last longer,” ex­plained Sgt. Ruel. “The Es­couade will fight the traf­fick­ing at a street level,” he added.

Whenit comes to telling sto­ries about Cana­di­ans, whether they are real or fic­tional, for the past thirty years noone has done it with as much hu­mour, warmth, and com­pas­sion as Stu­art Mclean, the best-sell­ing, award-win­ning au­thor and host of the CBC Ra­dio show

That ra­dio show has been criss-cross­ing both Canada and the United States for years, vis­it­ing large cities and the small­est of towns, like Rose­bud, Al­berta, that boasts 80 in­hab­i­tants, to put on shows that al­ways in­clude mu­si­cal guests, es­says and, of course, a ‘Dave and Mor­ley’ story. These shows are taped, edited and air at later dates on CBC Ra­dio One, CBC Ra­dio Two, var­i­ous public ra­dio sta­tions in the United States and in­ter­na­tion­ally on Sir­ius Satel­lite Ra­dio.

Af­ter a first visit to the East­ern Town­ships last sum­mer when the Vinyl Café crew put on a show in North Hat­ley at the Pig­gery Theatre, the beloved show is re­turn-

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