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Niagara Men Facing Jail Time For Drug Trafficking

Feb 16th, 2019

By: Tristen Randall 

Two men who have been convicted of conspiring to sell fentanyl patches for personal gain now face jail time.

Both stood in front of a Judge on Friday where he condemned their actions while explaining the immorality of using a person's addiction against them. 

Twenty-six-year-old Jorge Santos Mendez, who sold his mother's legally prescribed fentanyl patches, has been sentenced to 3 years in jail. 

Fifty-four-year-old Guy Larocque, who was also prescribed the patches and gave them to Mendez, has been given a 30-month sentence. 

Niagara Regional Police began this investigation in 2016, after suspicions of Mendez using his residence to sell patches. Police were able to stop a woman who was seen leaving the home, who later admitted to purchasing the patches from Mendez. Police were issued a search warrant that eventually led to the arrests of three people; one of them being the mother of Mendez who was later released.