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Canadian trucker caught with Ecstasy faces sentencing in Frederick

A Canadian truck driver faces sentencing in Frederick for drug-dealing convictions involving large amounts of Ecstasy and marijuana seized more than a year ago.

Forty-six-year-old Mario Plourde, of Saint-Hubert-de-Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, was convicted under a plea agreement last February of two counts of conspiracy to possess marijuana and Ecstasy. He is free on $250,000 bond.

Plourde and Bruno Bendo, of Laval, Quebec, were arrested in December 2008 after a Frederick County deputy found 100,000 Ecstasy pills inside two suitcases in Bendo's rented car.

Bendo provided information that led police to Plourde and 104 pounds of marijuana stashed in a warehouse.

Bendo pleaded guilty in March to a federal drug charge.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 13, 2010; 8:40 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Narcotics , Updates  
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