Charges laid on eight individuals for drug trafficking

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Surrey: RCMP is advising the public of the successful conclusion of a lengthy drug investigation linked to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

Between April and August of 2018, the Surrey RCMP Drug Section, with assistance from Surrey’s Serious Crime Section and the Vancouver Police Department, conducted an investigation into individuals allegedly responsible for a prolific drug trafficking network in Surrey and Langley.

On May 8, after consultation with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, 51 charges were laid against eight individuals for Trafficking and Possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Those charged are:

  • 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

Lessard is also facing eight additional charges for Trafficking and Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine from an unrelated investigation.

“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 “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.