Murder in Roberval, qc: the two suspects accused of drug trafficking

Meurtre à Roberval: les deux suspects accusés de trafic de stupéfiants

The two suspects in the murder of Donald Junior Launière, Friday evening, in Roberval, qc, have been accused of various charges related to drug trafficking, while the facts related to the assault are to be investigated by the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions (DPCP).

The man and woman, both aged 25, were interviewed by investigators on Saturday, before being placed under arrest.

A few hours earlier, a man of 26 years, Donald Junior Launière, had suffered an assault at the Motel Roberval in unclear circumstances. His death was subsequently found in a hospital.

The two suspects, originating in the Lac-Saint-Jean, appeared by phone, Sunday, at the palais de justice de Roberval.

The man faces charges of trafficking and possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The woman, meanwhile, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Any charge in connection with the assault has been filed for the moment. The two suspects remain in detention, they will return shortly before the court at the palais de justice de Roberval.

“They will appear again in the coming hours, coming days,” said the spokesman of the Sûreté du Québec, Hugues Beaulieu.

The folder is currently in the hands of the DPCP, who will decide if further charges will be brought or not.

A transaction of narcotic drugs, having bad tour is part of the range of hypotheses currently on the table, suggests Mr. Beaulieu, referring to the nature of the charges that have been brought on Sunday.

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