Additional charges laid against man convicted of drug trafficking

August 31, 2017
Miramichi, New Brunswick

News release

An additional eight charges have been laid against 36-year-old Fredericton man convicted of drug trafficking.

Jesse Michael Joe was convicted on August 29, 2017, of trafficking a schedule 1 substance and failing to comply with a probation order. He has been remanded in custody pending a sentencing hearing on October 20.

The new charges were laid on August 14 and 21, and include:

· Trafficking fentanyl

· Criminal negligence causing bodily harm

· Obstruction of justice

· Two counts of trafficking oxycodone

· Three counts of failure to comply with a probation order.

He will appear in court on October 2 to answer to these additional charges.

The charges are the result of a complex RCMP investigation following reports of drug trafficking and drug overdoses on the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation in April 2017.

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Contact information

Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh
Media Relation Officer
RCMP in New Brunswick
506-452-4252

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