Drugs and firearms seized, two arrests made in McAdam

MCADAM – Two McAdam residents, 35-year-old Clayton Townes and a 25-year-old woman, have been arrested following the seizure of “significant quantities” of drugs, firearms, weapons, stolen property, and cash, says an RCMP press release.

The arrest came on the heels of the Department of Social Development making a request for West District RCMP to do a wellness check at a residence on Harvey Road, where they found drugs in plain sight and an unsecured weapon.

A search warrant was secured and RCMP report seizing large amounts of what is assumed to be methamphetamine pills, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. In addition, three handguns (one prohibited), four firearms, other weapons, and cash.  Various stolen vehicles were also recovered.

Townes was charged with possession of prohibited firearms in Fredericton Provincial Court Friday, Jan. 29 and remanded into custody.  

Today, Tuesday, Feb. 1, Townes was again in court and charged with an additional eight offences, including:

  • Possession of a loaded, prohibited firearm without authorization
  • Unauthorized possession of prohibited weapons
  • Unauthorized possession of firearms
  • Unsafe storage of firearms
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of instruments and materials intended for counterfeiting money
  • Possession of property obtained by crime of a value exceeding $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime of a value not exceeding $5,000

Townes returns to court Thursday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. for a bail hearing.

The 25-year-old woman will appear in court on May 11.

The investigation is ongoing.