Man jailed for trafficking magic mushrooms, cocaine

A Moncton man charged last month for drug trafficking was sentenced last week to five years in prison.

Andrew Griffiths, 35, appeared Tuesday before Moncton Provincial Court and pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking cocaine, crystal meth and psilocybin (magic mushrooms).

He also pleaded guilty to two charges of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a restricted firearm without a license.

Upon release from prison, police say Griffiths will be prohibited for life from owning firearms.

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It comes after a drug bust on April 6 at a home on Salisbury Road in Moncton, where police say they found crystal meth, cocaine, magic mushrooms, MDMA, money and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

“Police also seized a loaded and restricted firearm and four prohibited weapons, including a homemade taser,” said RCMP Cpl. Hans Ouellette in an April news release.

A 39-year-old woman, later identified as Stephanie Albert, and Griffiths were arrested at a home on Mill Road.

Albert stood alongside Griffiths on April 11 during the pair’s second appearance in Moncton Provincial Court.

She faces charges of trafficking meth, cocaine and crystal meth, as well as unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm while knowing it is unauthorized.

Albert was also charged with possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition without a license, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and unsafe storage of a firearm.

Police did not indicate if she pleaded guilty or not guilty to the charges.