The New Brunswick RCMP has arrested three men and one woman from Eel River Bar First Nation in connection with an ongoing drug investigation in the community.
On November 25, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a residence on Miller Boulevard on Eel River Bar First Nation as part of a drug trafficking investigation. Three men, 36-years-old, 26-years-old, and 47-years-old, and a 30-year-old woman were arrested at the scene.
During the search, police seized significant quantities of what is believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine and hydromorphone. Police also seized 12 firearms, a prohibited weapon, money, and a number of stolen items.
The three men were released on conditions and are scheduled to appear in Campbellton Provincial Court on February 28, 2022. The woman was released and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
This investigation was the result of an operation by the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit, which includes police officers from the New Brunswick RCMP, Woodstock Police Force and Fredericton Police Force. Members from the Campbellton RCMP and Campbellton Crime Reduction Unit also assisted with the execution of the search warrant. 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.