Author Topic: Man, 29, in one of 'largest ever' heroin busts in Gatineau  (Read 179 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

One Veteran One Standard

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • **********
  • Posts: 96
    • View Profile
Man, 29, in one of 'largest ever' heroin busts in Gatineau
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:00:17 PM »
Man, 29, in one of 'largest ever' heroin busts in Gatineau

A 29-year-old Gatineau man faces an assortment of drug trafficking charges in what Gatineau police describe as “one of the largest heroin seizures” ever in the community. Police said they seized a total of 634 grams of “purple heroin” in the raids. Health Canada lab tests are being conducted to determine whether the heroin contains […]

A 29-year-old Gatineau man faces an assortment of drug trafficking charges in what Gatineau police describe as “one of the largest heroin seizures” ever in the community.


Police said they seized a total of 634 grams of “purple heroin” in the raids.


Health Canada lab tests are being conducted to determine whether the heroin contains fentanyl, carfentanil or other substances.


The first raid occurred July 3 at 44 Claire St., in old Gatineau district.


That raid led to raids at three addresses in Ottawa, as well as three safety deposit boxes, as well as a safety deposit box in a Toronto bank. Ottawa police’s guns and gangs unit and Toronto police assisted in the investigation.


In addition to the heroin, police seized 235 grams of cannabis, 11 grams of cocaine, $3,518 in Canadian funds and $100 in U.S. funds, several cellphones, jewelry, a hydraulic press and other drug trafficking gear.


Gérard Rakithin Gérard appeared in a Gatineau court July 4.


 


Source: Man, 29, in one of 'largest ever' heroin busts in Gatineau