(Trois-Rivieres) The SQ issued Wednesday record of searches conducted on Tuesday in Pierreville and Saint-François-du-Lac related to narcotics production. Three individuals were arrested and over 220 kg of cannabis were seized. It appears that the suspects in this case provide large quantities of drugs to Italian organized crime and Asian Montreal.
Felix Descoteaux-Bilodeau, 18, was arrested Tuesday and appeared in Sorel courthouse. Patrick Côté-Parenteau, 36, and a third man were arrested Tuesday afternoon and appeared Wednesday in Sorel.
Two searches of residences have led to the seizure of over 220 kg of cannabis, 15 kg of hashish, more than $ 11,000 in cash, cell phones, a camera surveillance system as well as a significant amount of production equipment.
Launched in May 2015, the investigation aimed at dismantling a warehouse for the production of cannabis. Tuesday’s operation involved more than 20 police officers from the Sûreté du Québec.
The public can transmit confidential information connected to drug trafficking in the Central criminal information of the Surete du Quebec at 1 800 659-4264.