A40 year-old man was arrested at a residence at 68 Railroad Street, in Stanstead, on Tuesday morning for the trafficking of marijuana. This arrest was the continuation of a file that the police are investigating and may be linked with the search that took place at a residence on Passenger Street on October 31st which resulted in the arrest of three people on charges of marijuana trafficking and contraband tobacco.
Now that the season or eradicating marijuana plants is over, police are concerned about the dangers associated with transforming marijuana into resin or another product. Often this kind of activity, which involves the use of highly flammable solvents, can result in a dangerous fire. Certain indications are apparent during this kind of activity: a persistent odor of solvent, the presence of smoke or a continuous muted sound.
Those who transform marijuana may face not only criminal charges related to trafficking, but also for criminal negligence and criminal fire.
Late Wednesday night, the Sureté du Quebec was called to respond to an accident on Fairfax, in Stanstead. The driver of an SUV had trouble making the curve and ran into a tree, then into a Hydro-Quebec pole, causing a power outage in the area. The 49 year-old male driver was hurt and taken to the hospital by ambulance. Police believe that excessive speed may have played a role in the accident.