Raid nabs equipment used to make drug pills north-east of Montreal
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:42PM EDT
ST-FELIX-DE-VALOIS—Montreal police made two arrests as they raided a major pill factory on Wednesday morning in a home 100 kilometres north-east of the city.
According to police spokeswoman Anie Lemieux, “sophisticated equipment” used to make speed and ecstasy tablets were seized by the drug squad.
“The pills were made and distributed across the province,” said Lemieux. “Elements found on the scene indicate that the product was sold and used in Quebec.”
The police couldn’t confirm the number of tablets seized or their value. The equipment was found in a home on the Chemin-de-la-Pointe-A-Romeo.
The small Lanaudiere town of St-Felix-de-Valois has a population of only 6,000. It’s north of Berthierville on Route 345.
A 38-year-old man was arrested on the scene. He was known to police for a number of drug-related incidents. A 22-year-old woman was also arrested.
The man is expected to appear in a courtroom in the nearby city of Joliette on Thursday.