The New Brunswick RCMP has seized a high-powered laser, a drone and several types of drugs following a lengthy investigation in Upper Sackville, N.B.
Since December 2020, police received several complaints of an individual aiming a high-powered laser at airplanes in the Sackville and surrounding areas. Through the investigation, the Sackville RCMP along with the Southeast District Crime Reduction Unit identified a home of interest on Haute Aboujagane Road.
On April 28, a search warrant was executed at the home. During the search, police observed drugs in plain sight. Members returned to the home and executed a second search warrant in relation to the drugs the following day. During the two searches, police seized a high-powered laser, a drone with drugs and money hidden inside and a replica gun. Police also seized significant quantities of what is believed to be crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, hydromorphone pills and other prescriptions pills.
A 36-year-old man and a 37-year-old-woman, both from Upper Sackville were arrested at the scene. They were later released and are scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on September 3.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, including the trafficking of illegal drugs. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal drug activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
The investigation is ongoing.