Maple Ridge, New Brunswick – Three people were arrested, and 17 firearms and a quantity of drugs were seized following the execution of two search warrants in Maple Ridge and Centreville, N.B.
On May 7, 2020, at approximately 6 a.m., members of the West District RCMP along with the West District Crime Reduction Unit searched a home on Route 605 in Maple Ridge. The search was executed as part of an ongoing drug and firearms investigation that began in January 2020.
During the search, RCMP seized quantities of what is believed to be cocaine and 16 firearms including two loaded handguns and four firearms that are prohibited. A 60-year-old man was arrested at the scene. He was released and is scheduled to appear in court on September 2.
Later that day, at approximately 6 p.m., as part of the same investigation, members of the West District RCMP along with the West District Crime Reduction Unit executed a second search warrant on Cove Street in Centreville.
During the search, police seized a loaded prohibited firearm and quantities of what is believed to be methamphetamine, cocaine and hydromorphone pills (dilaudid). A 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested at the scene. The woman was released and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
On May 8, 19-year-old Sebastien Gerald Blaney from Maple Ridge appeared in court by way of a tele-remand and was charged with unsafe storage of a firearm. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Woodstock Provincial Court on May 11.
Members of the New Brunswick RCMP’s Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services and Forensic Identification Services assisted during the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.
New Brunswick RCMP
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