Monday, February 27, 2023

4 homes seized in Quebec after GHB bust

Homes of Sébastien Turcotte, 43, Jean-Philippe Robitaille, 44, and Éric Matte, 42, are subject to orders to restrain proceeds of crime after the men were pinned last week. They are suspected of orchestrating the largest GHB trafficking network in Quebec, from 2014 to 2022. They face charges of gangsterism, production, possession, transportation and trafficking of narcotics. They produced GHB with a resale value of $280m to $860m.
Sébastien Turcotte

Jean-Philippe Robitaille
After trafficking GHB under the radar for years, the three would have run to their own doom by being less vigilant, according to court documents.

The investigation began during a meeting in a café between Stéphane Plouffe, an influential member of the Hells Angels, and a suspected cocaine dealer, who then crossed paths with the trio. In April 2022, the network was caught when Turcotte met a narcotics buyer who was already under police surveillance. Turcotte had 400 liters of GHB.

Éric Matte