Man charged after drugs discovered during traffic stop

June 18, 2018
Fredericton,, New Brunswick

News release

A man from Newfoundland and Labrador has been charged with drug related offences following a traffic stop on the Trans-Canada Highway near Fredericton.

On June 14, 2018, the New Brunswick RCMP's Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit with assistance from the West District RCMP and Police Dog Service from the Fredericton Police Force, arrested a 53-year-old man.

Police stopped a vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Deerwood Drive exit outside of Fredericton for a traffic offence. Further investigation revealed bags of marijuana and hashish along with a single bag containing an unknown substance in the vehicle.

Edward Woolridge from Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, appeared in Fredericton Provincial Court on June 15, and was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in cannabis marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking in cannabis resin.

He has been remanded into custody until his next scheduled court appearance on June 19 at 10:00 a.m.


Contact information

Cpl. Ryan Lewis
Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit
New Brunswick RCMP

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