Drug bust in Stanstead East
Last Tuesday, officers with the Coaticook RCM’s Sureté du Quebec post searched a home on Fairfax, in Stanstead East. A 48 year-old woman suspected of being involved in drug trafficking was arrested after 70 grams of marijuana and more than $1000 in cash was found. An eighteen yearold and a twenty-five yearold woman were on the premises at the time of the search which was done by eight officers and a police dog.
The Sureté du Quebec arrested a suspect in connection with telephone fraud last week. A Danville woman in her eighties received a call on May 5th from someone impersonating her grandson who was asking for money to pay bail of $5,300. The woman received another phonecall in the afternoon from someone claiming to work for the delivery company that would pick up the envelope of money to be sent to another country for her fake grandson and that he needed another $650 to send the money to another country. Thankfully, between the phone-calls, the woman was able to reach her grandson by phone and he told her to call the police. So when the delivery person came to pick up the envelope of
money in the afternoon, a police officer was there waiting and the suspect was arrested. Tobie Barao Lachance, a 25 year-old man from Montreal, appeared at the Sherbrooke Court House the next day and was charged with attempting to commit fraud.
Last Sunday at around 3:30 pm, a 22 year-old man was stopped by officers with the Regie de police Memphremagog. The man tried to give a false name to the officer because his license was suspended. During the arrest, officers found roughly 300 grams of cannabis, twenty-two methamphetamine pills, ten vials of cannabis resin, six grams of hashish, half a gram of cocaine, 322 grams of cannabis buds, a weigh scale and more than $4,800 in cash.
Last Wednesday, Austin’s Andrew Davidson received a sentence of two years less one day in prison for the involuntary homicide of Arthur Charby in Lac-Brome in 2012. Davidson pleaded guilty of the crime on June 3rd, 2014. When released, he will have three years of probation and two hundred hours of community service. On October 2nd, 2012, the body of 53 year-old Arthur Charby was found behind the Johnny C Bar in Lac Brome, the result of an altercation with Davidson who was arrested a few hours later at his home in Austin. The following day he was charged with second degree murder and he was in jail until November of 2012 when bail was posted at $20,000. After the coroner’s report on Arthur Charby, the charge was changed to homicide.