Saint John Home Shut Down For Illegal Drug Activity

New Brunswick’s department of justice says it shut down a Saint John home on Nov. 1 after learning it had been used for illegal drug activity.

A government press release says officials shut down 68 Buena Vista Ave following a recent investigation. The province says the property is near two schools and a daycare.

“Peace officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, with assistance from the Saint John Police Force, executed a community safety order under the authority of the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act,” reads a government press release.

The department says officers shut down the home in accordance with the province’s Safer Communities Program, which holds property owners accountable for illegal activities.

These prescribed activities include:

  • Producing, selling or using illegal drugs
  • Prostitution
  • Unlawful sale or consumption of alcohol and cannabis
  • Unlawful activities linked to or promoting organized crime
  • Child sexual abuse/exploitation
  • Unlawful gaming activities
  • Possession of illegal firearms or explosives

Officials say residents can make confidential complaints about problem properties through the Department of Justice and Public Safety at 1-877-826-2122, or by email at

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