February 22, 2024

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A Sherbrooke couple have been arrested for drug trafficking

A Sherbrooke couple have been arrested for drug trafficking

A 39-year-old man and his 40-year-old wife were arrested on Tuesday after a search in the Sherbrooke neighborhood of Estrie.

Sherbrooke Police Service (SPS) and the Memphremagog Police Board raided a residence near rue de la Golconda, rue Hallée.

A months-long investigation led police to arrest both suspects at the location, which was used to sell drugs.

The 30-year-old appeared on Wednesday, while his wife will be charged by summons, said SPS, which mobilized the Forensic Identification Service in the operation.

Both suspects face charges including drug trafficking, possession of cocaine and illegal marijuana, breach of probation and concealment of cash.

When they searched the premises, Sherbrooke police said officers seized marijuana, methamphetamine pills, bags and scales and $5,740.

The investigation was conducted as part of the Acès cannabis project, set up in 2018, which aims to intensify the crackdown on illegal cannabis distribution in Quebec.

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