Drug ring manufacturing ‘bath salts’ busted in Eastern Townships


MONTREAL — Police conducted large-scale raids in the Eastern Townships on Thursday morning, breaking up a drug ring manufacturing and distributing the synthetic drug known as “bath salts.”

The early morning raids that began at 6 a.m. took place in Granby, Sherbrooke, Saint Alphonse, Shefford, Sainte Catherine de Hatley and other towns.

The network producing and trafficking the drugs had been producing 20,000 units of methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV, or bath salts) per week.

The Sûreté du Québec officers were armed with 18 search warrants for this raid.

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