Canadian man arrested pulling sled filled with $1.6M worth of prescription pills into U.S.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Authorities say a Canadian man was arrested while pulling a sled carrying more than 180 pounds of prescription pills across the border into the United States.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 21-year-old Cedrik Bourgault-Morin (bohr-GOH’ moh-RAN’) was apprehended early Wednesday after he crossed the border from Quebec along a railroad line into North Troy.
Prosecutors say Bourgault-Morin was wearing white camouflage and Border Patrol agents were alerted to his presence when he triggered a sensor.
Prosecutors say agents found 300 vacuum-sealed bags of Xanax pills in a duffel bag on the sled. Xanax is an anti-anxiety medication.
They say the pills had a street value of $1.6 million.
Bourgault-Morin was being held Thursday in a Vermont prison. His attorney didn’t return a call seeking comment.