Quebecer arrested after allegedly trying to cross U.S. border with sled full of pills

Authorities say a Canadian man was arrested while pulling a sled carrying more than 82 kilograms of prescription pills across the border into the United States.

Cédrik Bourgault-Morin was apprehended early Wednesday after he crossed into Vermont on foot

Prosecutors say the pills had a street value of $1.6 million. (CBC)

A 21-year-old Quebec man is in police custody in Vermont for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 82 kilograms of prescription pills across the border into the United States on a sled.
 
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Cédrik Bourgault-Morin was apprehended around 1 a.m. Wednesday after he crossed the border from Quebec near Sutton along a railroad line into North Troy, Vermont.

Police say the route is a known pathway for smuggling between the two countries.
 
Prosecutors say Bourgault-Morin was wearing white camouflage and Border Patrol agents were alerted to his presence when he triggered a sensor.

They allege the agents caught him as he was trying to bury the sled in snow.
 
Prosecutors say agents found 300 vacuum-sealed bags of anti-anxiety Xanax pills in a duffel bag on the sled. They say the pills had a street value of $1.6 million.
 
Bourgault-Morin faces charges of possession with intent to distribute the pills, which are a schedule IV controlled substance in the United States.

If convicted, Bourgeault-Morin faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

with files from CBC News