Po­lice News

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

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