Close to Montpellier. Cournonsec / Drugs: Elected Official Appeals to Prosecutor’s Office

Cannabis plants seized (©Illustration)

The elected representative of Cournonsec, her husband and their son were handed over this Thursday to the Montpellier prosecutor’s office after confiscating cannabis plants, a large supply of bagged seeds, herbs and money – several thousand euros – in their property, the Métropolitain revealed on Wednesday.

The husband and his approximately 30-year-old son left the premises of the research brigade of the gendarmerie company of Castelnau-les-Lez, where they had been heard since Tuesday, and their wife (and mother) was transferred from the Saint-Jean brigade. -Jean de Veda to the court, who will judge on Friday at the hearing of the immediate appearance in the criminal court of Montpellier.

“We are not dealing with organized trafficking, but with the offense of possession and use of drugs,” clarifies a source close to the investigation in Metropolitan. According to the version given to the gendarmes by the husband of an elected official of this city, located 25 km west of Montpellier, he, like many people, grew this plantation of cannabis plants for medicinal purposes.

plants up to 2 meters high

Sixteen two-meter plants in a corner of the couple’s garden were destroyed next to an underground building that housed a laboratory for drying food before extracting seeds. Harvests that lasted four or five years, until the recent denunciation of a resident to the gendarmes and searches on Tuesday.

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