A 40-year-old woman has been charged with drug possession and possession of a prohibited device as part of an ongoing RCMP led joint-force operation into outlaw motorcycle gang activities.
Marie Antonette Bugay was arrested and released during the execution of a search warrant at a home on Aberdeen Street in Fredericton on August 24, 2017. A search of the home led to the discovery of a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a taser.
RCMP arrested Bugay on the morning of August 29. At the time of the arrest, police also seized a large quantity of money. She appeared in Fredericton court on August 29 and was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited weapon. She has been remanded in custody pending a court appearance on September 1, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Bugay is a known associate of Robin Moulton, a member of the Hells Angels MC Nomads N.B., who was arrested on August 22, 2017. He has been remanded in custody pending a court appearance on August 31, 2017 in Saint John.
This investigation is the result of an RCMP-led joint force operation in partnership with the Canadian Border Services Agency, Saint John Police Force, Fredericton Police Force, Kennebecasis Regional Police Force and Edmundston Police. New Brunswick's law enforcement community is working together to specifically target outlaw motorcycle gangs in our province. This arrest is a reflection of our collaborative efforts to disrupt and dismantle organized crime groups who are harming our communities with illegal activities.