The “King of Xanax” remains detained

The “king of Xanax” remains detained

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A Montrealer considered a mega-trafficker of Xanax in the United States will have to remain behind bars pending extradition.

“You have exceptional parents, your sister too . Unfortunately, you leave me no choice,” explained Judge Éliane Perreault in rendering her decision this afternoon.  

Alexandre Beaudry, nicknamed the “King of Xanax” has been detained since June last at the prison of Rivière-des-Prairies. He will remain in a prison until his extradition to Connecticut, where he is accused of having sold more than 15 million contraband anxiolytic tablets. 

On the Reddit platform, Alexandre Beaudry would have boasted of being a prolific trafficker by publishing these photos.

Home invasion

The 31-year-old man was arrested following an invasion of his home in L'Île-des-Sœurs by bandits who wanted to extract the passwords from his cryptocurrency wallets. 

According to American authorities, Beaudry would have earned a fortune in bitcoins on the dark web thanks to his drug trafficking, operating under aliases such as “AlpraKing”. 

The opioids he allegedly trafficked, including fentanyl, are said to have caused millions of overdoses in the United States, authorities say. extradition to our neighbors to the south, where he faces up to 40 years in prison. 

“[Beaudry's] parents are devoted and loving, but their unconditional love clouds their judgment,” said the judge.

According to her, Beaudry poses a marked risk of committing a new offense if he is released. 

The magistrate also pointed out that the parents of Alexandre Beaudry did not intend to modulate their son. This would easily allow him to continue hiding cryptocurrency.

According to US authorities, Beaudry already has $54 million hidden in order to finance his run if he were released.  

“He faces decades of imprisonment and he has tens of millions of dollars to flee justice. He has been preparing for this eventuality for years”, they had mentioned earlier.

Upset family

Once the decision , the sister of Alexandre Beaudry spoke to Judge Perreault, in tears, to ask her permission to give him a hug before he returned to detention. 

“Is- it possible that we hold him in our arms? I don't know if we'll be able to do it in our lifetime,” she begged. 

Even if the judge was sensitive to this request, the correctional officers who accompanied the inmate refused the request.

– With Michaël Nguyen

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