RCMP search home in Dollard-des-Ormeaux as part of ketamine smuggling investigation


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Residents who live near a home in Dollard-des-Omeaux were startled Thursday morning to see heavily armed Montreal police officers following RCMP investigators executing a search warrant on Tecumseh St. as part of an investigation into suspected Supported ketamine smuggling.

RCMP spokesman Charles Poirier said the search warrant, executed at an address at the intersection of Tecumseh St. and Montevista St., was one of eight executed Thursday at residences in Dorval, Laval and Ontario.

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The investigation began in February after the RCMP received information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Six men and one woman were arrested and taken to the RCMP's C Division headquarters in Westmount for questioning. Poirier said no charges are expected to be filed Thursday in connection with the ongoing investigation.

According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration website, ketamine is “a dissociative anesthetic that has some hallucinogenic effects.” Ketamine distorts the perception of sight and sound, leaving the user feeling disconnected and out of control. It is called a “dissociative anesthetic hallucinogen because it makes patients feel detached from their pain and their environment.”

A man who lives near the home that was searched on Tecumseh St. told The Gazette he was in his backyard sometime after 6:30 a.m. when he suddenly heard people shouting, “Police!”

“It’s usually so quiet here,” said the man, who asked that his name not be published.

Other people posted on Facebook that they had seen heavily armed police outside the house.

Shortly after 9 a.m., a marked RCMP vehicle could be seen in the home's driveway as RCMP crime scene technicians entered and exited the home. The handle on the front door of the house was badly damaged.

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