RCMP Seize Explosive, Drugs Near Bathurst

Mounties seized an explosive, drugs and other illegal goods last week from a home in South Tetagouche, N.B., just west of Bathurst.

RCMP searched the home on Route 180 around 3 p.m. on May 4 as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

Officers discovered what appeared to be an explosive device. It was safely removed by the RCMP’s explosives unit and nobody was hurt.

Police also seized crack cocaine, an unsecured firearm, ammunition and drug trafficking paraphernalia, including a scale and a cutting agent.

A 43-year-old man was arrested and awaits an Aug. 8 court date. Three others were also arrested but were later released.

Police remind the public to report any possible drug activity to their local detachment or Crime Stoppers.

The investigation was carried out by the New Brunswick RCMP, the Fredericton Police Force and BNPP Regional Police.