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Mongeon pushed prescription drugs

A Sudbury man will be going to jail for trafficking a large amount of prescription pills. Maurice Mongeon, who is in his 50s, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing morphine pills for the purpose of trafficking.
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A Sudbury man will be going to jail for trafficking a large amount of prescription pills.

Maurice Mongeon, who is in his 50s, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing morphine pills for the purpose of trafficking.

Because a jail sentence is certain, defence counsel Andrew Buttazzoni asked that Mongeon be given some time to get his life in order before he?s sentenced Oct. 11.

Court heard Greater Sudbury Police executed a search warrant at Mongeon?s home on Jan. 10 this year.

Mongeon and two women were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, but all charges against the two women were withdrawn Tuesday.

Federal Crown prosecutor Robert Topp told the court police found a large quantity of drugs, including marijuana, hashish, hashish oil, a balance scale often used in the drug trade, two cell phones and other drug paraphenalia as well as 64 morphine tablets with a street value of $1,800.

Buttazzoni said he and Topp will be presenting a joint submission that Mongeon serve ?a brief period of custody? in relation to this matter.

Justice William Fitzgerald agreed to allow Mongeon to remain free until he is sentenced in early October.



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