A 23-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse for mailing drugs and at least one firearm.
Samuel Dubé sent 1,367 methamphetamine tablets, 176 grams of cocaine and 53 grams of MDMA as well as a Ruger brand 9mm pistol, by post, between June 12 and August 13, 2019.
According to the modus operandi described in court, the criminal, a resident of La Presentation, in Montérégie, transported his goods to places as varied as the United States, Australia and Colombia, but also all over the country. Canada.
According to the Crown prosecutor, Me Sandra Bilodeau, “a total of 65 envelopes containing narcotics” were seized in two months. However, the quantities of narcotics confiscated do not represent the total volume of transactions, since the offender admitted to having started his illicit trade in January 2019, said Me Bilodeau when contacted by the QMI Agency regarding the case a few weeks ago. .
As for the 9mm pistol, it was intercepted at a post office while it was concealed in a puzzle box, loaded and ready for use. The package was addressed to a consignee in Ontario.
“Firearms intended for the black market are a scourge for society,” said Me Bilodeau, in court on Wednesday.
Samuel Dubé had pleaded guilty to charges of arms trafficking, drug trafficking, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking as well as possession for the purpose of exporting them, in November 2020.
The three-year prison sentence imposed on him by a judge of the Court of Quebec was decided on the basis of a joint suggestion by the defense and the Crown.