More cannabis plants destroyed

Denis Bourbonnais
Publié le 20 septembre 2016

Officers with the Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC Sûreté du Québec destroyed 250 marijuana plants on a vacant lot on the du Rocher Sideroad in Saint-Chrysostome.

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For officers with the Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC Sûreté du Québec, seizure of cannabis plants growing in fields has been a regular part of their work over the last few weeks.

Again on Thursday, the police force received information from the public about some pot plants on a vacant lot on the du Rocher Sideroad in the Municipality of Saint-Chrysostome. They discovered 250, four foot plants, which will be eradicated through an emergency destruction order from the SQ.

Once they reach maturity, these marijuana plants can have an estimated value of $1000 each on the black market.

Motorcyclist skids

In a manoeuvre carried out to avoid hitting an animal, a motorcyclist lost control on route 132 in Sainte-Barbe on Friday, September 9 around 6:30 p.m. The 45 year old man was driving west when he skidded on a grassy area and drove into a wooden fence.

The Beauharnois resident was taken to the Hôpital du Suroît in Valleyfield and treated for minor injuries. He indicated to police that he thought the animal in question was a coyote.

Two injured

A collision involving two vehicles resulted in two people being injured, Sunday, September 11 at the intersection of route 203 and chemin Ruisseau Norton in Saint-Chrysostome. The driver heading South on Ruisseau Norton appears to have stopped at the stop sign but failed to yield to the driver who had the right-of-way going North on route 203.

Both drivers were taken to the Hôpital Anna-Laberge in Châteauguay where they were treated for minor injuries.  The driver of the first vehicle, a 56 year old resident of Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, received a ticket for not respecting a mandatory stop sign and yielding to the vehicle driven by a 25 year old resident of Sainte-Martine.

Translated by Cathleen Johnston