Load of drugs and firearms seized in Gatineau vehicle
An important number of drugs and firearms were seized by the Gatineau Police (SPVG) from a vehicle on Thursday around 3:30 pm, thanks to a tip from the public that led to the interception of the vehicle on Montée Paiement in the Gatineau sector.
The K-9 unit also assisted in the search of the vehicle after officers discovered a handgun and cannabis in the passenger compartment. The police indicated that forensic examinations would be conducted on the firearms.
The items found included;
- 235 Xanax tablets;
- 112 fentanyl tablets;
- 1,027 speed tablets;
- 32.5 tablets of lorazepam;
- 160.4 grams of hashish in blocks;
- 733.2 grams of cannabis;
- 3 fake .22 caliber bullets;
- 5 cartridges of 12 gauge;
- 1 revolver;
- 1 semi-automatic 12-gauge rifle;
- 3 magazines for a 12-gauge rifle.
The driver, in his forties, was released on a promise to appear, as the investigation is still ongoing. Charges related to drug possession, drug trafficking, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possibly other charges will be submitted to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP).
This is a follow up of the SPVG’s fight against firearm-related violence as part of Operation Centaure, working with the provincial and other police services in Quebec.
The SPVG invites anyone with information concerning the sale of drugs or the illegal possession of firearms to call its information line at 819 243-4636, ext. 2.