On Saturday, the Sureté du Quebec carried out an operation to catch drivers using their cellphones. The three officers who took part in the operation positioned themselves on the access ramp of Portland Blvd. from the autoroute 410 and on Industriel Blvd. Between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, the police questioned 40 drivers, handing out 26 fines for using a cellphone while driving, 15 fines for not wearing a seatbelt, 3 fines for not stopping properly at a stop sign, and 7 notices to drivers to go and have their tinted windshields checked to see if they are too dark.
Two more people have been arrested in connection to the Sureté du Quebec police operation that took place at the beginning of the month which netted around 1000 marijuana plants and ended in three arrests: a 43 year-old man in a residence on Bacon’s Bay Road; a 42 year-old man at a duplex on St. Hilaire Street, in Magog; a 36 year-old man in a residence on Villas street, in Orford. Interior pot-growing operations were found at the residence in Orford and on André street, in Magog.
The two people arrested on Monday, Philippe Cooney and Julie Petrecca, were formally accused of cannabis production and possession with intent to traffic.