Eight people have been arrested, and drugs and firearms seized, in connection with an investigation into an alleged drug trafficking operation in the Moncton, Fredericton and Woodstock areas.
In the early morning hours of August 28, 2019, five search warrants were executed at residences on Dominion Street, Donovan Terrace and Lester Avenue in Moncton, as well on Homestead Road in Steeves Mountain and Cedar Circle in Douglas.
During the searches, police seized quantities of drugs believed to be methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as several firearms and cash.
In all, five men and three women, ranging in age from 17 to 49 were arrested during the searches.
A 26-year-old man was held in custody. The others were released, with four of them being issued promises to appear in court at later dates.
On August 29, Jesse Todd Logue appeared in Moncton Provincial Court and was charged with two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. He has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on September 3 at 9:30 a.m.
The investigation began in early 2019 and has involved members of the Codiac Regional RCMP, the New Brunswick RCMP's West District, Southeast District, and specialized units, as well as the Fredericton Police Force, and the Woodstock Police Force.
Police are asking anyone with information on illegal activities that may be related to this ongoing investigation to contact the RCMP at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crimenb.ca.