Johnville , New Brunswick – A 22-year-old has been charged following a drug trafficking investigation in the Woodstock area.
In September 2022, the RCMP Provincial Crime Reduction Unit (PCRU) began an investigation into the trafficking of illegal drugs in the Woodstock area. Through the investigation, police identified a person of interest.
On September 21, PCRU members stopped a vehicle on Johnville road in Johnville in connection with the investigation. The vehicle attempted to flee the scene, but got stuck in a patch of mud. An RCMP member attempted to stop the vehicle, and received minor injuries while doing so. The driver attempted to resist arrest, but was arrested by members on scene with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services. He was remanded into custody on a number of unrelated warrants.
Following the arrest, police searched the vehicle and seized an unsafely stored firearm with ammunition, an unsafely stored restricted firearm with ammunition, a replica handgun, and quantities of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine. Police also seized counterfeit vehicle inspection stickers, money, and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
The injured police officer was transported to hospital for treatment, and has since been released.
On September 27, 22-year-old Kyle Wyman appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court and was charged with:
Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number
Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Resisting a peace officer
Unsafe storage of a firearm
He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on October 18 at 11:30 a.m.
This investigation was the result of an operation by the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit, which includes police officers from the New Brunswick RCMP and Fredericton Police Force. 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 continuing.
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