Police News – Drug raids in Granby region
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.