MISCELLANEOUS FACTS. Drummond’s MRC investigators, in collaboration with the Organized Crime Investigation and Coordination Unit, conducted an operation as part of the ACCES-Cannabis program in Drummondville yesterday.
The police raided a house on rue L’Eau-Vive in the Saint-Nicefort sector, as a result of which the following were confiscated:
- over $5,000 in Canadian currency;
- more than 3.2 kg of hemp in bulk (pots);
- more than 25 g of hashish;
- more than 50 g of hemp concentrate;
- a dozen cannabis plants or cuttings;
- more than 1.8 kg of edible hemp in the form of chewing gums, chips and the like;
- about sixty electronic cigarettes and cannabis vaporizers;
- more than 80 ml of GHB;
- about 800 smuggled cigarettes.
The seized items were presented in attractive form and packaging for teenagers.
Two men were arrested at the scene. The first, a 26-year-old man, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in cannabis, possession for the purpose of selling illegal cannabis, production, cultivation and processing of illegal cannabis, and concealment of money. The second, a 34-year-old man, also faces charges of hiding money, illegal possession of cannabis, and charges under the Tobacco Tax Act.
Coordinated by the Department of Public Safety, the ACCES Cannabis (Agreed Action to Combat the Underground Economy) program is a government initiative created in 2018 to combat cannabis smuggling at all stages of supply, from illicit production to neighborhood smuggling, throughout Quebec. Its goal is to promote the integrity of the Quebec tax system, reduce the availability of cannabis to young people, and direct consumers to a legal and safe market.
The Sûreté du Québec reminds you that any information about smuggling and drug trafficking can be reported at any time and confidentially to the Criminal Information Center at 1 800 659-4264.