Drugs, contraband cigarettes, and money seized; arrest made in St. Stephen

ST. STEPHEN – An individual was arrested by the NB RCMP following the seizure of drugs, contraband cigarettes and money as part of an ongoing investigation in St. Stephen, states a New Brunswick RCMP press release.

A search warrant for a Church St. residence was executed on Sunday, May 9, during which RCMP seized what they believe to be cocaine, crystal methamphetamine tablets, hydromorphone pills, an unknown substance in pill form, and cannabis.  Contraband cigarettes and money were also seized.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and has been released pending a scheduled appearance in Saint John Provincial Court on Wednesday, September 1.

The New Brunswick RCMP, Woodstock Police Force, and Fredericton Police Force conducted the investigation as part of a “coordinated law enforcement approach”, and members of the West District Crime Reduction Unit and St. Stephen RCMP assisted in the search. 

The coordinated effort is focused on “disrupting and dismantling” illegal drug trade in the province, and targets those deemed to be causing the “most harm in our communities”, states the release.

The New Brunswick RCMP said the public can play an integral role in the reduction, prevention and solving of crimes, and that includes drug trafficking.  If you have information about, or suspect illegal drug crime in your neighbourhood, residents can contact their local RCMP detachment, or can provide details anonymously at Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Residents can also download the secure P3 mobile app or go to Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca

The investigation remains ongoing.