Police say two people from Balmoral, N.B., face several charges following a drug trafficking investigation that resulted in a drug bust earlier this month.
The New Brunswick RCMP says a joint investigation involving the Quebec provincial police and forces from Miramichi and Bathurst began in September.
Mounties say officers searched a Balmoral home on Dec. 8 and seized crystal meth, cocaine and pills containing meth, shady 8, fentanyl and hydromorphone.
Police also seized drug trafficking paraphernalia, drug production paraphernalia, a prohibited weapon and cash.
Two more searches on Dec. 14 at another area home resulted in the seizure of more shady 8 pills along with three kilograms of crystal meth.
Investigators say they arrested 47-year-old Serge Jacob and 48-year-old Trista Moore in connection with the investigation and appeared in Campbellton Provincial Court on Dec. 15.
Both suspects face the following charges:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking benzimidazole
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking hydromorphone
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking oxycodone
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
Police say they remanded Jacob and Moore into custody and will make their next court appearance during a bail hearing on Tuesday.
The investigation continues, so Mounties ask anyone with information about illegal drug activity to contact local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).