10K Cocaine Bust in Ottawa #OPS March 14, 2017

Large quantity of Cocaine seized in drug investigation


(Ottawa) — On Monday, March 13, 2017, just after 8:00pm members of the Ottawa Police Service Drug Unit arrested Michel CLERMONT, 60 years old, of Ottawa, after a short investigation into suspected drug activities.

CLERMONT was arrested in his vehicle at Kent Somerset Streets in Ottawa after police had observed him engaged in a suspected drug transaction.

Seized from his vehicle were 10 kilograms of Cocaine with a street value of at least one million dollars.

“This is obviously a significant seizure for the Ottawa Police Service,” said S/Sgt Rick Carey of the Ottawa Police Drug Unit. “We will continue to investigate offences against the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act whether that involves marihuana, opioids or cocaine. This is a community concern and we will do all we can to bring drug traffickers before the courts.”

CLERMONT was held in custody on charges of Possession for the purpose of trafficking a schedule 1 substance contrary to CDSA 5(2) and Possession of the proceeds of crime contrary to CC 355(b).

Anyone with information regarding drug trafficking or wishing to make a complaint is asked to contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222, ext. 7300.

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