South Tetagouche, New Brunswick – The New Brunswick RCMP seized an explosive device as well as drugs as part of an investigation into drug trafficking in South Tetagouche, N.B.
The investigation began in April 2022, in collaboration with the Bathurst Police Force and BNPP Regional Police. On May 4, at approximately 3 p.m., police executed a search warrant at a home on Route 180 in South Tetagouche as part of the investigation. During the search of the residence, police found what appeared to be an explosive device. The New Brunswick RCMP’s Explosives Disposal Unit was called and safely removed the device. No one was injured. Police resumed the search, and seized quantities of what is believed to be crack cocaine, as well as an unsecured firearm and ammunition, and drug trafficking paraphernalia including a digital scale and an unknown substance believed to be a cutting agent.
A 43-year-old man from South Tetagouche was arrested at the scene and later released on conditions pending a future court appearance on August 8. Three other people also arrested at the scene were later released.
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 RCMP Northeast District Crime Reduction Unit and BNPP Regional Police 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.
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