Two men arrested in drug trafficking case in Jacksonville, New Brunswick


New Brunswick RCMP have arrested two men and seized guns, drugs and money as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation in Carleton County.

Police executed a search warrant Friday at a residence on Lockhart Mill Road in Jacksonville, New Brunswick, just north of Woodstock. A 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were arrested at the scene, according to Corporal Hans Ouellette. The RCMP did not disclose the identity of the two men.

During the home search, police said they seized significant amounts of what is believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine, psilocybin (from psychedelic mushrooms) and marijuana. Officers also confiscated three firearms, ammunition, other prohibited weapons, money and drug trafficking paraphernalia, Ouellette said.

The 26-year-old man was released on conditions and the 29-year-old man was kept in detention under an independent arrest warrant. Both men are scheduled to appear in Woodstock Provincial Court on March 1, 2022.

This investigation is the result of a joint operation by the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit, which includes officers from the New Brunswick RCMP, the Woodstock Police Force and the Fredericton Police Force.

The investigation is ongoing. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

The RCMP said the public plays an important role in reducing, preventing and solving crime, including the trafficking of illegal drugs. Anyone with information about or suspecting illegal drug activity in their neighborhood is urged to contact the local police. Information may also be provided anonymously by New Brunswick Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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