Four drug traffickers arrested in Rockland last year have been charged.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have just recently sent out a press release that slipped through the cracks regarding a drug bust in Rockland that happened back on May 31, 2023. Three different residences in Rockland were searched as part of a drug trafficking investigation, and as a result, four individuals were arrested and charged.
Mar Bergeron, 51, from Rockland was charged with possession of methamphetamine and cocaine, for the purpose of trafficking.
Fanny Menard, 30, from Rockland was charged with possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, and opioids other than heroine for the purpose of trafficking.
Eric Mercier, 40, from Rockland was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of stolen property under $5,000, two counts of possession of methamphetamine, three counts of possession of cocaine, and one count of possession of opioids other than heroin for the purpose of trafficking.
Finally Luc Viau, 60, from Rockland was charged with possession of cocaine and other drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He was also charged with possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
Officers seized suspected cocaine, speed pills, crack, hydromorphone pills, drug paraphernalia, and various items related to drug trafficking, all with an approximate value of over $60,000, as well as a large amount of cash and a 2021 Ford Bronco. No new leads arose due to the investigation, but according to OPP Media Relations Officer Bill Dickson, that doesn’t mean there aren’t more leads to be found.
“We know that large-scale drug dealers are working with people in the smaller communities. We’ll find people from the Toronto area bringing drugs into some of the communities farther north,” Dickson said. “Whether it’s people from the larger communities bringing it in or people importing from Toronto, it ends up in our smaller communities. Drug use knows no boundaries when it comes to municipalities.”