Drug Bust in Stanstead
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.
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