68-year-old man charged after seizure of contraband tobacco and a firearm

September 10, 2019
Richibucto-Village, New Brunswick

News release

A 68-year-old man has been charged following the execution of a search warrant at a home in Richibucto-Village, N.B.

On September 5, 2019, the Richibucto RCMP executed a search warrant at a home located on Pirogue Road. As a result of the search, police seized approximately 37,480 contraband cigarettes, an unsecured firearm and an undisclosed amount of money.

Paul Mazerolle, from Richibucto-Village, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on September 6, 2019, and was charged under the Tobacco Act of New Brunswick with possessing contraband tobacco, failing to have a wholesale vendors licence while in possession of more than one thousand cigarettes and did unlawfully sell, offer for sale, transport, distribute or possess a tobacco product for the purpose of selling tobacco without a retail vendor's licence. He was also charged with improper storage of a firearm and possessing tobacco product that was not stamped contrary to the Excise Act.

He had been in custody until his court appearance on September 9, at which time he was released with conditions.

Paul Mazerolle is scheduled to return to court again on October 9, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Cpl. Guillaume Larose
Richibucto Detachment
Southeast District RCMP

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