Impressive drug bust in Bas-Saint-Laurent

Impressive drug bust in Bas-Saint-Laurent

The Sûreté du Québec seized an impressive amount of drug paraphernalia during a series of searches Tuesday in Bas-Saint-Laurent, including several thousand MDMA and methamphetamine pills, as well as prohibited weapons.

The seizure was part of a series of searches that followed an investigation that began last summer.

Searches followed information from the public on Quebec’s south shore and in the municipalities of Bas-St-Laurent, St-Pascal-de-Kamouraska, La Pocatière and Rivière-du-Loup.

Most of the searches took place in private residences, except for La Pocatière, which was conducted at a shop selling vaping products.

Searches carried out by investigators of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) led to the seizure of 230 grams of cannabis; THC vapes over 750 units; nearly 400 grams of cocaine; more than 4,500 methamphetamine pills and about 7,000 MDMA (designer drug) pills; About 1 gram of hashish; Almost 40 grams of psilocybin (magic mushroom); A long weapon; four prohibited weapons; six cell phones; Various materials used in drug trafficking; Tens of thousands of dollars in cash, including five motor vehicles, including an SUV.

The SQ is continuing its investigation into this search file and has not made any arrests so far.

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