Saint-Lazare residence searched in connection with illegal cannabis production network
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The ACCES team (Action concertée pour contrer les économies souterraines) of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) dismantled a network of illicit cannabis production and large-scale sales on October 20. The network controlled several places of production and fraudulently used medical cannabis cultivation permits from Health Canada. It was also involved in the processing of hashish. This criminal network distributed in the great metropolitan area of Montreal. During the morning hours, police carried out 17 searches in Montreal, Laval and an undisclosed location in Saint-Lazare in residences which were used for the production of cannabis. The operation was carried out in collaboration with Hydro-Québec, the Sûreté du Québec and the Laval Police Department. At the end of the operation, the following was seized: 1,149 cannabis plants 487.5 lbs of marijuana 234 amphetamine tablets 1.24 kg of hashish 238 grams of cocaine 373 grams of psilocybin 26 grams of MDMA Over $100,000 in cash 1 stun gun 1 set of brass knuckles Arrests could follow.