“Purity” project: defendants will have to display their colors on November 4th

Defendants arrested on the sidelines of the “purity” project will have to determine the position to be taken in their file in the middle of the fall.
The accused involved in this police operation targeting the trafficking of cocaine in Sherbrooke returned to court on Tuesday at the Sherbrooke courthouse.

The criminal prosecutor Me Émilie Baril-Côté explained that she had forwarded offers of settlement to all the accused in this case. She insisted that the defendants take a stand when they return on November 4th.

Danny Melasco and François Forgues are the only two accused to whom the release was denied.

“My client is detained. Discussions should be completed by that date. There are still some things to tie in, “said François Forgues’ lawyer, Christian Raymond.

Melasco, who turned cocaine into crack cocaine in hotels in the area, admitted all charges against him in early August. Defended by Mr. Alexandre Fleurent, he was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison following a joint suggestion with the criminal prosecutor Me Émilie Baril-Côté.

A dozen places were visited by police authorities to dismantle a network of cocaine traffickers at the end of June.

Nine individuals involved in this case had been charged.

New Conditions

Rock-Dany Saint-Cyr-Dubreuil is one of those against whom the most charges.

The 29-year-old is charged with receiving money, breaking conditions and breaching probation. No charges related to drug trafficking are brought against him.

His lawyer Jean-Marc Bénard has changed some of the conditions of release during the passage of his client in court on Tuesday.

Yuri Blais-Skorvaga, Danielle Casaubon, Louise Landreville, Othman At-Tayeb, Shawn St. Croix, Maxime L’Heureux-Breton and Vincent Larkin were charged with various counts related to drug trafficking in this case.

According to the results of Operation Purity, some $ 30,000 in cash, five vehicles, approximately 180 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of crack, methamphetamine pills and prohibited weapons were seized at the scene of the searches.

The Estrie Regional Joint Squad (ERM-Estrie) organized crime conducted this series of searches targeting this Hells Angels-related network.

Approximately 100 police officers from the Estrie Regional Mixed Squad in collaboration with the Sherbrooke Police Service hit the streets of Wellington South, McGregor, Ball and Larocque in Sherbrooke.

The Organized Crime Investigation and Coordination Division and the Major Crimes Investigation Division of Estrie, Montérégie and Mauricie, as well as the MRC Investigation Division of Estrie participated in this strike. police.

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