Man charged with weapon and drug offences following a checkstop

August 12, 2022
Moncton, New Brunswick

News release


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A 35-year-old man has been charged with eight offences following a checkstop where a weapon and drugs were seized in Moncton, N.B.

On August 12, 2022, at around 1:30 a.m., members of the Codiac Regional RCMP stopped a car at a checkstop location on Main Street. The driver of the vehicle had several outstanding warrants, and was arrested at the scene without incident.

Following his arrest, police seized a loaded .22 calibre handgun, quantities of what is believed to be methamphetamine pills, and a quantity of money. The vehicle and the license plate were also determined to be stolen, and were seized by police.

Angelo Teare-Kotsabasakis, from Moncton, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court by way of tele-remand on August 12, and was charged with:

  • Possession of stolen vehicle
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a restricted weapon without a valid license
  • Unsafe storage of firearm
  • Possession of Crystal Meth for the purpose of trafficking

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on August 16, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., for a bail hearing.

"Public safety is always our top priority," says S/Sgt. Dave MacDonnell of the Codiac Regional RCMP. "This planned checkstop is another excellent example of how our members are helping to keep our communities safe."

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

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

S/Sgt. Dave MacDonnell
Codiac Regional RCMP

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