The New Brunswick RCMP has arrested a man and seized drugs and two unsecured firearms as part of a firearm investigation in Moncton, N.B.
On September 7, 2021, police located a man they believed to be carrying a firearm walking in Victoria Park. When confronted, the man attempted to evade police and reached into his pocket trying to pull something out. The man was arrested moments later without incident. Subsequent to a search of the man, police seized a loaded prohibited firearm.
Later that evening, police executed a search warrant at a residence on Cameron Street in connection with the firearm investigation. Several items were seized including methamphetamine, other prescription pills and an unsecured semi-automatic rifle with ammunition nearby.
Ryan Maillet appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on September 8 and was charged with:
- unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon
- possession of a firearm while prohibited
- carrying a concealed weapon
He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on September 22 at 2 p.m.
This investigation was the result of a joint operation between the Codiac Crime Reduction Unit and the Codiac Regional RCMP. The RCMP Police Dog Services also assisted with the investigation. These efforts focus on disrupting and dismantling the trafficking of illegal drugs in our province, targeting those causing the most harm in our communities.
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.