Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Largest ever single drug bust in Timmins

Timmins police have continued their crackdown on local drug traffickers with the city’s largest ever single drug seizure from a private residence. Timmins Police drug unit Sergeant Rick Blanchette, right, announced Tuesday that several local residents were charged after police raided homes in the city’s north end and in the west end.
In one of the homes, police seized 2,000 grams of marijuana, several Oxycontin tablets and more than 1,200 grams of cocaine, which Blanchette says has a street value of more than $120,000.
“This seizure is in my view probably the single largest single drug seizure we’ve done here in the history of the Timmins Police Service,” said Blanchette.In that instance, police have charged 45-year-old Jean Yves Bouchard and 43-year-old Leanne Bouchard with possession of drugs, and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
Two younger persons, under the age of 18, are also charged in connection with that raid in the west end. In the second raid, police seized more than 500 grams of marijuana, contraband cigarettes and more than $15,000 in cash.
Police say 50-year-old Gerard Pelletier is charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime, in connection with that incident. Police say the overall value of illegal drugs seized was more than $175,000. Police also seized several firearms in their raids.

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