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51 charges laid in fentanyl and cocaine trafficking probe linked to gangs

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DH Vancouver Staff May 23, 2019 2:51 pm

Eight people — including two teens — are facing dozens of charges following a lengthy investigation linked to the Lower Mainland drug conflict.

In a release, Surrey RCMP said that on May 8, 2019, a total of 51 charges were laid against the following individuals for Trafficking and Possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine:

  • Jeffrey Donald Lessard, 31 years old from Coquitlam
  • Janet Lynn Horvath 53 years old from Langley
  •  Jonathon Joseph Thomas, 37 years old from Langley
  • Garrnett Thadeous Flannigan, 35 years old from Langley
  • Joshua James Pellerin, 33 years old of No Fixed Address
  • David John Hudon, 27 years old from Surrey
  • 18-year-old female from Delta (who was a youth at the time of the alleged offence)
  • 17-year-old male youth from Surrey

Police say Lessard also faces eight additional charges for Trafficking and Possession for trafficking fentanyl and cocaine from an unrelated investigation.

The Surrey RCMP Drug Section conducted the operation with assistance from Surrey’s Serious Crime Section and the Vancouver Police Department between April and August of 2018.

The investigation focused on suspects allegedly responsible for a prolific drug trafficking network in Surrey and Langley.

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“Drug trafficking remains a significant contributing factor in gang related violence across the Lower Mainland,” said Surrey RCMP Pro-active Enforcement Officer Inspector Mike Hall, in a release.

“Together with our partners, we will continue to strategically target individuals and networks connected to the illicit drug trade.”

Anyone with information which may assist with this investigation is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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