RCMP seize loaded and unsecured firearm as well as drugs; three people arrested

Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, New Brunswick – The New Brunswick RCMP has arrested three people and seized various drugs, a loaded and unsecured firearm, money and drug trafficking paraphernalia at a residence in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, N.B.

On March 3, 2022, at approximately 12:20 a.m., members of the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Grattan Road, as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. During the search, police seized quantities of what is believed to be cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, methamphetamine pills, oxycodone pills, hydromorphone pills and a number of assorted prescription pills. Police also seized a loaded and unsecured firearm in plain sight, a replica handgun, money and drug trafficking paraphernalia including several digital scales.

Three people were arrested at the scene without incident. A 43-year-old man and 45-year-old woman both from Sainte-Anne-de-Kent as well as a 46-year-old man from Saint-Louis-De Kent were later released. They are scheduled to appear in Miramichi Provincial Court on May 13, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

During the search, police seized quantities of what is believed to be cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, methamphetamine pills, oxycodone pills, hydromorphone pills and a number of assorted prescription pills. Police also seized a loaded and unsecured firearm in plain sight, a replica handgun, money and drug trafficking paraphernalia including several digital scales.
During the search, police seized quantities of what is believed to be cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, methamphetamine pills, oxycodone pills, hydromorphone pills and a number of assorted prescription pills. Police also seized a loaded and unsecured firearm in plain sight, a replica handgun, money and drug trafficking paraphernalia including several digital scales.

The investigation was conducted by the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit, which includes police officers from the New Brunswick RCMP and Fredericton Police Force. Members of the Tracadie RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services 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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