Narcotics: Big find near Rivière-du-Loup

Narcotics: Big find near Rivière-du-Loup

A 31-year-old man has been arrested for drug trafficking while storing more than 11,000 methamphetamine tablets at his home.

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On January 12, police from the Sûreté du Québec arrested Samuel Caron from Saint-Jean-de-Dieu. The man was alone in his vehicle on the 85 motorway near Rivière-du-Loup.

After his arrest, a search of his vehicle took place during which police discovered approximately 1 kg of cocaine, nearly 1,000 methamphetamine tablets, various prescription drugs and several items used for the resale of narcotics.

A second search followed at the suspect’s home off Route 293 in Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, about 25 km south-east of Trois-Pistoles in Bas-Saint-Laurent.

This time, the police discovered approximately 11,000 methamphetamine tablets in individual packaging ready for sale, as well as other items that were also used for the resale of narcotics.

The suspect first appeared via video conference on the same day of his arrest.

He remained in custody throughout the weekend until his return to court in Rivière-du-Loup on Monday.

He is expected to face charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine and receiving stolen goods.