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Quebec Police Broke Up A Party Of 36 This Weekend Which Led To Over $55K In Fines

Each person received a ticket of at least $1,550.
Contributing Writer

La Sûreté du Québec broke up an illegal gathering of 36 people on Saturday, March 6 in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury which resulted in over $55,000 in fines.

According to Stéphane Tremblay, media relations officer for La Sûreté, multiple calls were placed by citizens reporting the party until police arrived on scene to the chalet on Chemin Blanc at 8:30 p.m.

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The municipality is in the Capitale-Nationale zone, meaning it is currently in an orange zone.

Those regions in this alert have a curfew from 9:30 p.m., however, gathering with people outside of the household is still prohibited.

The officer went on to say that 36 tickets of $1,550 were issued for gathering despite restrictions.

14 additional tickets were given for other infractions, including "insulting police officers" and preventing them from conducting the investigation.

The entire process took until 3 a.m., to conduct the investigation and to issue all of the tickets, according to Tremblay.

No information was available pertaining to the attendees' age or whether or not they were locals.

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