Ontario lady sentenced to 12 half years for importing fentanyl, different medication, RCMP say


MONTREAL—The RCMP says an Ontario lady has been sentenced to 12 half years behind bars after pleading responsible on Tuesday to costs of importing fentanyl and different unlawful medication into Quebec.

Tracey B. Fitzpatrick, 53, pleaded responsible to importing the unlawful medication to numerous Canada Submit shops within the Montreal and Ottawa areas, utilizing about 10 false identities in an try to mislead investigators, police mentioned in an announcement.

German customs officers in Frankfurt alerted the RCMP to a package deal they’d intercepted in September 2018 containing heroin and chemical compounds used for methamphetamine manufacturing, hid inside digital gear.

The package deal had been sure for a submit workplace within the Montreal suburb of Kirkland.

The next month, RCMP investigators watched Fitzpatrick go to the submit workplace to retrieve the package deal and go to two different postal counters in Laval and St-Eustache, the place she picked up envelopes with fentanyl.

The Woodland, Ont., resident was arrested and launched, however was arrested once more just a few weeks in November 2018 when police executed a search warrant at a storage facility rented beneath a pretend title in Nepean, Ont., the place they found cocaine and different trafficking supplies.

Authorities say they seized 533 grams of heroin, 1,043 fentanyl patches and 31 grams of cocaine throughout their probe.

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