SURREY RCMP announced on Thursday that following a lengthy drug investigation linked to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict, 51 charges were laid on May 8 against eight individuals for trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking in fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine after consultation with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada,
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.
Those charged are:
– Jeffrey Donald Lessard, 31, of Coquitlam
– Janet Lynn Horvath, 53, of Langley
– Jonathon Joseph Thomas, 37, of Langley
– Garrnett Thadeous Flannigan, 35, of Langley
– Joshua James Pellerin, 33, of no fixed address
– David John Hudon, 27, of 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 they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.