- Routine stop leads to drug bust
Last Tuesday , just after 3:00 pm, a patroller with the Regie de police Memphremagog made a routine stop on a vehicle on route 220 in Orford Township. The driver did not have a license on him and identified himself as the owner of the vehicle. The
officer immediately informed the driver that giving false information would not help the situation. Then the driver gave his real name and admitted that his license had been suspended for two cases of driving under the influence of alcohol and that he was awaiting the process of a third, similar offence. At that point he was arrested.
Because the smell of marijuana was coming from the vehicle, officers checked the interior of the car and found seven grams of cannabis, twenty-seven grams of hashish, and fifty-one methamphetamine pills. After the investigation, the police had reason to believe that the suspect was selling drugs from his home in Bonsecours. A search warrant was obtained that evening and police searched the residence, assisted by the Sureté du Quebec. On the premises, the police found four greenhouse cannabis grow-ops. Twenty-one marijuana plants were seized, ten grams of cocaine, one hundred and twentytwo methamphetamine pills, 2.2 kilograms of bulk cannabis and one hundred and thirty-one grams of ‘magic mushrooms’.
The Corps of imperial Frontiersmen, “D” Squadron, Magog, Quebec. “D” Squadron was formed in 1939 to provide security for industry and area infrastructure considered vital to the war effort.