Jail time for another Project Harden ring member

Some of the articles shown May 28, 2015 following a multi-police force investigation called Project Harden. The investigation culminated May 27, 2015 with the arrests of eight people. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Another member of the Project Harden handgun and cocaine trafficking ring has been sentenced to nine months in jail.

Francois Billard, 31, was sentenced last week (Feb. 28) in a Cornwall court after being charged with drug trafficking and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.

After his eight months in jail, Billard will be on probation for eight months and has to pay $400 in fines (Victim Fine Surcharges).

He’s also banned from owning or having weapons in his possession for 10 years.

Billard was among eight people arrested in May 2015 during the raid on the handgun and cocaine trafficking ring.

Click on the Project Harden tag below for updates on the other people in this case.