Cannabis and Cocaine Trafficking: Five Suspects Arrested

April 19, 2017
Valleyfield, Quebec

News release


Cannabis seized

As part of an investigation dubbed Project Cendrier, Valleyfield Detachment officers arrested this morning five suspects belonging to a cell involved in cannabis and cocaine trafficking. Through this investigation the police were able, among other things, to identify a cannabis pusher and his supplier, and to seize close to 21 kilograms of cannabis.

All five suspects are residents of the Valleyfield region. They are:

  • André Bonhomme, 54
  • Aleesha Hébert, 20
  • Patrick Hébert, 47
  • Daniel Sabourin, 45
  • The fifth suspect, 41-year-old Yan Ouellet, is already in prison. A warrant has been issued to procure his attendance in court.

The accused are scheduled to appear in court today in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to face a number of cannabis and cocaine trafficking related charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Project Cendrier

Project Cendrier targets individuals involved in tobacco smuggling, large-scale cannabis production and trafficking and cocaine trafficking. Last December, the RCMP arrested three persons targeted by this investigation.

Appeal to the Public

If you have information on individuals or groups involved in drug trafficking activity, contact the RCMP at 1-800-771-5401 or your local police department.

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