Cannabis and Cocaine Trafficking – Five Suspects Arrested

PHOTO COURTESY RCMP

As part of an investigation dubbed Project Cendrier, RCMP Valleyfield Detachment officers arrested five suspects April 19 belonging to a cell involved in cannabis and cocaine trafficking. Through this investigation the police were able, among other things, to identify a cannabis pusher and his supplier, and to seize close to 21 kilograms of cannabis.

All five suspects are residents of the Valleyfield region. They are:

  • André Bonhomme, 54

  • Aleesha Hébert, 20

  • Patrick Hébert, 47

  • Daniel Sabourin, 45

  • The fifth suspect, 41-year-old Yan Ouellet, is already in prison. A warrant has been issued to procure his attendance in court.

The accused were scheduled to appear in court April 19 in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to face a number of cannabis and cocaine trafficking related charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Project Cendrier targets individuals involved in tobacco smuggling, large-scale cannabis production and trafficking and cocaine trafficking. Last December, the RCMP arrested three people involved in cocaine, cannabis and illegal tobacco trafficking. The police also searched two houses located in Saint-Zotique and Lancaster, Ontario.

Police are appealing to anyone with information on individuals or groups involved in drug trafficking activity to contact the RCMP at 1-800-771-5401 or the Sûreté du Québec at (450) 424-1212.

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