Three people arrested for drug trafficking in Moncton

Three people were arrested last week in connection with a drug trafficking investigation conducted by the Codiac RCMP in Moncton.

According to police, officers allegedly observed “drug trafficking transactions” on Oct. 19 along Gordon Street in Moncton.

Mounties later stopped a suspect vehicle near the intersection of Saint-George and Botsford Streets.

Three people — a 47-year-old man, a 32-year-old man and a 38-year old woman — were taken into custody, police said.

“Subsequent to the arrests, police conducted searches of the individuals and the vehicle,” a news release confirmed.

“[Officers] seized quantities of what is believed to be fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, prescription pills, drug trafficking paraphernalia and money.”

The RCMP said the 32-year-old man and 38-year-old woman were released and are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Meanwhile, Martin Sirois, 47, of Memramcook, N.B., appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on Oct. 20.

He was charged with trafficking fentanyl and meth, as well as one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance.

Sirois was released on conditions and is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 1.

The investigation is ongoing.