Do­zen people char­ged in Al­fred drug raid

Tribune Express - - ACTUALITÉS • NEWS - GREGG CHAMBERLAIN gregg.chamberlain@eap.on.ca

Po­lice rai­ded se­ve­ral homes and bu­si­nesses in the Vil­lage of Al­fred in a ma­jor drug bust on April 12. Twelve people from around the Al­fred-Plan­ta­ge­net Town­ship area and al­so from Ottawa and from Gren­ville, Qué­bec were ar­res­ted and now face nu­me­rous charges re­la­ted to the raids.

The search-and-sei­zure ope­ra­tion was the fi­nish of a year-long in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Of­fi­cers from the OPP Haw­kes­bu­ry de­tach­ment, the Corn­wall Po­lice Ser­vice, the Or­ga­ni­zed Crime En­for­ce­ment Bu­reau, Drug En­for­ce­ment Bu­reau, Com­mu­ni­ty Ac­tion Drug Team, the Emer­gen­cy Res­ponse Team, and the K-9 Unit were all in­vol­ved in exe­cu­ting search war­rants and ma­king the ar­rests.

Ar­res­ted and char­ged are: Jim­my Bor­ris, 60, Ste­phen Joy, 61, Be­noît Cou­si­neau, 37, Ta­ra Lynn Moore, 36, Lynne Ber­cier, 43, Phi­lippe Gil­bert, 25, Dou­glas Roe, 68, and Bruce For­get, 39, all of Al­fred, Paul Sa­vage, 63, and Chan­tal Ch­ré­tien, 45, both of Tread­well, and

Pa­trick Ethier, 24, of Ottawa, and Ge­ne­vieve Gue­rin, 33, of Gren­ville, QC.

Ch­ré­tien, Ber­cier, Gue­rin, Gil­bert, and Roe were re­lea­sed and are now sche­du­led for the May 10 pro­vin­cial court ses­sion in L’Ori­gnal. Ethier and For­get were both re­lea­sed and tur­ned over to the Ga­ti­neau and Mon­tréal Po­lice Ser­vices. They al­so are sche­du­led for the May 10 pro­vin­cial court ses­sion in L’Ori­gnal.

Bor­ris, Sa­vage, Joy, Cou­si­neau, and Moore were held in cus­to­dy for bail hea­rings. Moore re­mains in cus­to­dy pen­ding her next court ap­pea­rance while the other four are now free on re­co­gni­zance or­ders and sche­du­led for the May 10 pro­vin­cial court ses­sion in L’Ori­gnal.

Bor­ris is char­ged with co­caine traf­fi­cking, ma­ri­jua­na traf­fi­cking, traf­fi­cking in other drugs, ma­ri­jua­na pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, pos­ses­sion of co­caine for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, pos­ses­sion of other drugs for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, traf­fi­cking in contra­band to­bac­co, and pos­ses­sion of the pro­ceeds of pro­per­ty un­der $5000

va­lue ob­tai­ned through crime.

Sa­vage is char­ged with traf­fi­cking in contra­band to­bac­co, ma­ri­jua­na traf­fi­cking, traf­fi­cking in other drugs, pos­ses­sion of drugs for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, and pos­ses­sion of ma­ri­jua­na. Joy is char­ged with drug traf­fi­cking, pos­ses­sion of drugs for traf­fi­cking, ma­ri­jua­na pos­ses­sion, pos­ses­sion of a wea­pon for a dan­ge­rous pur­pose, pos­ses­sion of a fi­rearm or am­mu­ni­tion while un­der pro­hi­bi­tion, ca­re­less sto­rage of a fi­rearm or other wea­pon or am­mu­ni­tion, il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of a fi­rearm, pos­ses­sion of the pro­ceeds of pro­per­ty un­der $5000 va­lue ob­tai­ned by crime.

Cou­si­neau is char­ged with co­caine traf­fi­cking, traf­fi­cking in other drugs, pos­ses­sion of drugs for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking. Moore is char­ged with co­caine traf­fi­cking and traf­fi­cking in other drugs.

Ch­ré­tien is char­ged with co­caine traf­fi­cking, traf­fi­cking in other drugs, co­caine pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, pos­ses­sion of drugs for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, traf­fi­cking in contra­band to­bac­co, and

pos­ses­sion of the pro­ceeds of pro­per­ty un­der $5000 va­lue ob­tai­ned by crime. Ber­cier is char­ged with co­caine traf­fi­cking.

Gue­rin is char­ged with co­caine traf­fi­cking, co­caine pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, ma­ri­jua­na pos­ses­sion, pos­ses­sion of drugs for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, and pos­ses­sion of the pro­ceeds of pro­per­ty un­der $5000 va­lue ob­tai­ned by crime. Gil­bert is char­ged with drug pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fi­cking, Roe with drug traf­fi­cking, For­get with ma­ri­jua­na traf­fi­cking, and Ethier with fai­lure to com­ply with a pro­ba­tion or­der.

Du­ring the raids, po­lice sei­zed an un­dis­clo­sed amount of drugs, in­clu­ding ma­ri­jua­na, can­na­bis re­sin, co­caine, me­tham­phe­ta­mine ta­blets, mor­phine, hy­dro­mor­phone ta­blets, psi­lo­cy­bin mush­rooms, va­rious items of drug equipment, contra­band ci­ga­rettes, a bolt-ac­tion rifle and am­mu­ni­tion, cell­phones, and a large amount of Ca­na­dian cur­ren­cy.

—pho­to OPP

Des drogues, de l’ar­gent, des té­lé­phones cel­lu­laires et un fu­sil ont été sai­sis lors d’une des­cente de po­lice, ré­cem­ment, dans plu­sieurs ré­si­dences et com­merces du vil­lage d’Al­fred. Une dou­zaine de per­sonnes, la plu­part d’Al­fred, ain­si que d’autres de Tread­well, d’Ottawa et de Gren­ville au Qué­bec, ont été ar­rê­tées sous di­verses ac­cu­sa­tions.

Newspapers in French

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.