Po­lice News – Drug raids in Granby re­gion

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

The­com­bined ERM po­lice forces of Estrie and Granby, un­der Project Mu­raille, car­ried out fifty ar­rests and 56 searches in busi­nesses and res­i­dences as well as thirty searches in ve­hi­cles. The op­er­a­tion was in con­nec­tion to drugs and took place in the Granby re­gion and neigh­bour­ing mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. About five hun­dred of­fi­cers were in­volved.

The sus­pects, aged be­tween 21 and 60, were ar­rested and some of those ap­peared at the Sher­brooke Court House to face charges of drug traf­fick­ing, pos­ses­sion with the aim of traf­fick­ing, and the traf­fick­ing of goods ob­tained through crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties. Dur­ing the searches, the po­lice seized more than $170,000 in Cana­dian cash; more than $1000 in Amer­i­can money; more than ten kilo­grams of cannabis; more than 800 grams of haschish; close to 1,500 cannabis plants at dif­fer­ent stages of growth; close to two kilo­grams of co­caine; more than six­teen grams of crack; more than 1500 metham­phetamine pills; more than 130 grams of ec­stasy; more than 100 grams of LSD; more than 330 grams of Phen­cy­cli­dine (PCP); more than 200 units of steroids; ma­te­rial used to sell drugs; three hand­guns; nine­teen firearms; and two elec­tric pis­tols.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion of this drug-traf­fick­ing net­work be­gan in 2013 and aimed at dis­man­tling a crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion that con­trolled the ter­ri­tory of Bromont, Cowansville, Farn­ham, Granby and Water­loo. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about or­ga­nized crime can make a con­fi­den­tial call to the crim­i­nal in­for­ma­tion cen­tral of the Sureté du Que­bec at 1 800 659-4264.

Last Wed­nes­day, af­ter 9:00 pm, of­fi­cers with the Regie de po­lice Mem­phrem­a­gog (RPM) no­ticed an aban­doned bi­cy­cle on the bridge in front of the hos­pi­tal. Check­ing it out, the pa­trollers found a semi-con­scious man at the base of the bridge. For some rea­son, the per­son had fallen from the bridge, a roughly twenty foot drop, and had a cam­era with him. The man was taken to the hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries.

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