CFN – Whoops! It seems that Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley doesn’t care who they give a $150K house to. The new lucky couple were busted for having a grow op!
The Standard Free Holder is reporting that the lucky new owners of one of their builds were in fact busted as grow op people and recently sentenced while on the watch of Mrs. Frances Lauzon, wife of MP Guy Lauzon, both of whom are past chairs of the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Bonville.
The latest Habitat for Humanity partner family — expecting to receive their home in the fall — have criminal records for running a grow op at a former residence.
Stephan and Stephanie Durocher were both arrested May 3, 2011, by the Cornwall police’s street crime unit. They were both charged with possession of a controlled substance and production of a substance.
They were sentenced in January 2012 to 15 months conditional sentence and six months of probation.
Police seized $21,000 worth of drugs and other property from the home, including plant food, light bulbs and a water funnel.
Stephanie Durocher described the situation as a “poor decision” — a business idea her husband had with a friend. Both parents were arrested because both their names appear on the lease.
However a review of Habitat for Humanity’s own guidelines include the condition below.
Ability to repay a Habitat for Humanity mortgage requires that the family has a stable income sufficient to cover the monthly mortgage payments and other expenses that come with home ownership.
It would be really hard to do that from Prison.
The board until recently had Mrs. Lauzon as chair, and such Lauzon confederates as Mr. Dick Aubry, Glen Grant, and employee of Mr. Lauzon’s Ms Dani Tedesco. LINK The website as of this printing still lists Mrs. Lauzon as chair.
The local affiliate has been under controversy because of the Lauzon family’s involvement. Mr. Lauzon is believed to have sold the property to the affiliate and taken over control of the board after it was suggested selling the property when the affiliate was in crisis.
There also was an issue with one of the former board of directors taking goods and cash for her time working in the ReStore on weekends; something that was put in writing to the board at that time.
Mr. Lauzon also has the adjoining Highway property for sale on Highway 138 directly in front of the ReStore.
Nobody from Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley was available for comment as of print time.
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