Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Man Caught Crossing Border with Sled Full of Drugs Sentenced in Vermont

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Man Caught Crossing Border with Sled Full of Drugs Sentenced in Vermont

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Quebec man with sled full of drugs sentenced

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BURLINGTON, Vt. - A Quebec man arrested while dragging a sled loaded with more than 82 kilograms of prescription pills into the United States has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Cedrik Bourgault-Morin was sentenced by a Vermont court on Monday.

The 21-year-old had pleaded guilty earlier this year to a single charge of possession with intent to distribute.

Bourgault-Morin was arrested by border patrol agents in Vermont on Jan. 13 after he tripped a sensor while crossing the border from Quebec.

Court documents have said he was wearing white camouflage and pulling a sled that held a large duffel bag, which was also wrapped in white camouflage.

Prosecutors say agents found 300 vacuum-sealed bags of Xanax pills in the duffel bag. Xanax is an anti-anxiety medication. …

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