Several raids result in massive drug seizure, four arrests

Several drug raids in the Campbellton area in June led to the arrests of four people and the massive seizure of many illicit drugs.

The New Brunswick RCMP said Friday an initial search of a St. John Street home on June 29 turned up nearly 300 grams of cocaine.

Mounties also seized meth, hydromorphone, and psilocybin — all in capsule form, as well as more than 700 unknown pills and drug paraphernalia.

“Police also seized a loaded and unsafely stored shotgun, a crossbow, various ammunition, four prohibited weapons, electronics, and money,” reads a news release from the New Brunswick RCMP.

Investigators say two men and one woman were arrested, seizing more cocaine, crack cocaine and crystal meth.

A second search carried out the same day on Victoria Street saw police seize more cocaine, an unsafely stored shotgun and ammo.

A 58-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

“Additional search warrants were executed at buildings on Adelaide Street, and Catherine Street, in Dalhousie, during which police seized a stolen snowmobile frame, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and a safe,” police said.

Mounties say three suspects — Gaetan Paradis, Avery Horsman-Rosengren, and John Valdron — were charged on June 30 with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.

All three individuals were remanded into custody.

Both Valdron and Horsman-Rosengren were conditionally released on July 4 and will return to Campbellton Provincial Court at a later date.

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