The New Brunswick RCMP has seized drugs, prohibited weapons, money and a large number of stolen items in connection with a drug trafficking investigation in Boudreau-Ouest, Pointe-du-Chêne and Shediac, N.B.
On May 12, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police executed search warrants at three different locations in Boudreau-Ouest, Pointe-du-Chêne and Shediac as part of an investigation into drug trafficking. During the searches, police seized quantities of what are believed to be hydromorphone pills and fentanyl pills. Police also seized a significant amount of money, prohibited weapons and a large number of items that are believed to be stolen.
Three people were arrested at the scenes. A 39-year-old man from Boudreau-Ouest was found to be in violation of his parole and was returned to the custody of Correctional Service Canada pending a future court appearance on August 2 at 9:30 a.m. A 35-year-old woman from Boudreau-Ouest was later released on conditions and is also scheduled to appear in court on August 2. The third individual, a 40-year-old man, was later released.
The investigation was conducted by the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit, which includes police officers from the New Brunswick RCMP and Fredericton Police Force. Members of the Shediac RCMP assisted with the searches. 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.