Moncton, New Brunswick – The New Brunswick RCMP has seized a significant quantity of drugs, and two loaded firearms following two incidents in the Moncton area.
On May 5, around 1:40 p.m., a member of Codiac Regional Police attempted to stop a car in downtown Moncton as part of a routine traffic stop. The car fled the scene, narrowly avoiding a head on collision with another vehicle.
On May 7, around 6:25 a.m., a car matching the description of the vehicle involved in the previous incident was located parked on Main Street in Moncton. Police intercepted a man approaching the vehicle. A search of the vehicle and the man resulted in the seizure of significant quantities of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, and Canadian currency, as well as two loaded handguns and ammunition. A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene.
Ryan Marr-Melanson of Moncton appeared in court via teleremand on May 7 and was charged with illegal possession of a firearm. He was remanded in custody pending a court appearance on May 12.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, including the trafficking of illegal drugs. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal drug activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
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