Man facing 20 charges following seizure of drugs and firearms

December 16, 2021
Moncton, New Brunswick

News release


seized items
seized items

The Codiac Regional RCMP has arrested a 35-year-old man and seized several types of drugs and two firearms following an incident in Moncton, N.B.

On December 15, 2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., police stopped a vehicle travelling on Main Street for having fictitious plates. During the stop, police observed a firearm inside the vehicle in plain sight. The driver of the vehicle, a 35-year-old man from Saint John, was found to be in violation of parole and was arrested at the scene.

During the search of the vehicle, police seized two firearms including one concealed restricted firearm that was loaded and a second firearm that was stored in an unsafe manner. Police also seized what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine, crack cocaine, fentanyl pills, various types of ammunition, a prohibited weapon and an airsoft gun.

Joshua Carvell appeared in Moncton Provincial Court later that day and was charged with 20 charges including:

  • four counts of possession of firearm while prohibited
  • four counts of unauthorized possession in motor vehicle
  • three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • two counts of careless use of a firearm
  • carrying a concealed weapon
  • possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • obstruction of a peace officer
  • possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
  • possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
  • driving while suspended

Joshua Carvell was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on December 16, at 2 p.m., for a bail hearing.


Contact information

Insp. Benoit Jolette
Codiac Regional RCMP

Date modified: