Three London men face drug trafficking charges

On Friday, November 11th, 2011, the London Detachment RCMP Drug Section, with the assistance of the London Police Service, arrested and charged three (3) London area residents after a joint investigation of alleged drug trafficking offences.

Bernard Laroche (63 years of age) and Rejeane Oullette (53 years of age) of London, Ontario have both been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with possession of several controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking including codeine, hydromorphone, marihuana, methylphenidate and oxycodone.  In addition, Laroche and Ouellette were charged under the Criminal Code for possession of a prohibited weapon.

Roger Hill (49 years of age) of London, Ontario has been charged with possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking.

"The London RCMP remains committed to working with our partners to build safe communities," stated Inspector Dwight Blok, officer in charge of the London RCMP Detachment. "This is another example of successful team work in our goal to eliminate drugs and weapons from our streets.  These types of pharmaceuticals may cause significant harm to the public if obtained and utilized without the authorization and monitoring of a physician or health care professional."

During the course of this investigation a van was seized as offence related property and over $2,000.00 in Canadian currency was seized as proceeds of crime.  The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be in excess of $100,000.  The investigation to identify further proceeds of crime is ongoing.

Rejeane Oullette and Roger Hill will appear in London court on January 6th, 2012. Bernard Laroche remains in custody.

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