Man charged following seizure of drugs, weapons and money

Elmwood, New Brunswick – One man is charged following a seizure of drugs, weapons, drug paraphernalia and money by the New Brunswick RCMP in Elmwood, N.B., near Woodstock.

On August 19, 2021, at approximately 6:40 a.m., police executed a search warrant at a home on Route 540 as part of an ongoing drug investigation. A 46-year-old man from the community was arrested at the scene.

During the search, police seized quantities of what is believed to be cocaine, as well as methamphetamine in both pill and crystal form. Police also seized various types of ammunition, drug paraphernalia, cash and weapons including shotguns and a crossbow. Some items were seized as the man was on an undertaking not to possess weapons.

During the search, police seized quantities of what is believed to be cocaine, as well as methamphetamine in both pill and crystal form.
During the search, police seized quantities of what is believed to be cocaine, as well as methamphetamine in both pill and crystal form.

Bradley Ryan Watson appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court on August 19, and was charged with one count of breach of undertaking and was remanded into custody. On August 20, he was released on conditions from the court and is scheduled to appear in Woodstock Provincial Court on September 14.

The investigation was conducted by the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit, which includes police officers from the New Brunswick RCMP, Woodstock Police Force and Fredericton Police Force. Members of the Western Valley Region RCMP, RCMP Police Dog Services and the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety Safer Communities and Neighborhoods (SCAN) Unit assisted with the search. These efforts focus on disrupting and dismantling the trafficking of illegal drugs in our province, targeting those causing the most harm in our communities.

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.

The investigation is ongoing.

New Brunswick RCMP



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