Despite being pregnant, the 27-year-old was considered a “key link” and could not convince the judge to acquit her pending trial in the cocaine-trafficking network.
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Marjorie Bryant was arrested on August 11 while busting a criminal crack and cocaine trafficking network. The Maquereau project is aimed at a system Run 132, which was prevalent on the south bank.
A case has been registered against twenty people. Maxime Favreau, one of the leaders of the network, has disappeared. Police believe he may be in Mexico.
Marjorie Briand has been detained since her arrest. Two months pregnant, she fears contracting Covid, which spreads rapidly in detention, she explained to Judge Danny LeBlanc on August 22 during her release hearing at Langueil court.
“Every site has a few, I’m afraid. I don’t want to lose my baby, I already love him,” she testified.
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Majory Bryant, charged with trafficking and possession with intent to traffic hard drugs such as cocaine and crack, tried to convince the magistrate of the minor role she played.
“We’re talking about her as a delivery girl. We’re not talking about a leader, she’s just following orders,” pleaded her lawyer, Mee Jessica Dalbey.
But the public prosecutor did not agree. Mee Vincent Hood argued that in addition to delivering drugs and collecting money, he also acted as a “cache manager”.
Police found 899 grams of cocaine, 191 grams of crack, thousands of methamphetamine pills and two long weapons in the stash.
Ms Bryant also faces charges related to possession of these weapons. At his home, $24,000, 19 grams of crack, 10 grams of cocaine, scales, a safe and small pink Ziploc bags were seized.
“She is a confident woman of the network”, Me Huet emphasized, adding that the members of such organized networks are often “smart enough to build an organization”, and choose to “enslave poor consumers for their benefit”.
Judge Danny LeBlanc recognized these arguments.
“You can talk at length about the devastation that cocaine, cocaine and methamphetamine pills are having among young people,” he said.
“We must not close our eyes, she did not wake up one morning and decided to sell crack on the side of the street. This is directly connected to organized crime, although it cannot be established which organization. She is an important link. Without people like her, there would be no trafficking,” the judge added. .
Justice LeBlanc said release was the rule and detention the exception.
However, the accused could not convince the court that he would not return to his previous activities if acquitted even though he had no criminal record.
“The fact that she is pregnant is certainly an element to be considered in the aggregate, but it cannot on its own justify release in a case where detention is justified,” the judge ruled.
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