Semi-automatic weapon, assortment of illegal drugs seized at the Gatineau roadside control

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Police intercepted the suspect on the afternoon of Wednesday January 5 near Montree Paiement.

Drugs, a revolver and a semi-automatic weapon were seized by Gatineau police during a traffic stop in the city.

At around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, the police indicated that they had received information according to which a person in a vehicle in the Gatineau sector was in possession of a firearm and possibly drugs.

The police then took the necessary steps to locate and intercept the vehicle.

They were able to stop the vehicle near Montree Paiement.

The dog unit, which was involved in the interception, also assisted in the search of the vehicle after police discovered a handgun and cannabis in the cabin.

Items seized include:

  • 235 Xanax tablets
  • 112 fentanyl tablets
  • 32.5 lorazepam tablets
  • 160.4 grams of block hash
  • 733.2 grams of cannabis
  • three .22 caliber fake bullets
  • five 12-gauge cartridges
  • a revolver
  • a 12 gauge semi-automatic rifle
  • three magazines for 12 gauge rifle

The driver, a man in his forties, was released on a promise to appear.

A host of charges relating to drug possession, drug trafficking and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes will be referred to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions.

The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may be added.

Gatineau police ask anyone with information regarding the sale of narcotics or the illegal possession of firearms to contact their info line at 819-243-4636, option 2.

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