A month-long investigation by Gatineau police has resulted in the seizure of $15,000 worth of crack cocaine, $3,000 in cash and the arrest of 11 people.
Between Wednesday night and yesterday morning, tactical teams as well as officers from Gatineau’s gang and drug units executed eight search warrants at apartments and a store at 172 and 174 Saint Joseph Boulevard, as well as an apartment at 405 Grives Boulevard.
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Cons. Isabelle Poirier said during the raids police seized 130 grams of crack cocaine worth $15,000, $3,000 in cash, stolen goods, drug paraphernalia, cloned bank debit cards and equipment to make cloned debit cards. Police also seized a handgun.
Four of the 11 people arrested appeared in court yesterday morning to answer to a number of charges, including drug trafficking, possession for the purposes of trafficking and breaking the conditions of their release.
Two of the accused are from Ottawa and Gatineau, while the other two are from Montreal. All are between 25 and 30 years old. The other seven accused, six men and one woman, are all Gatineau residents, Poirier said.
They were charged with possession, and possession for the purposes of trafficking, before being released.