The Saint John Police Street Crime Integrated Enforcement Unit (IEU) made two arrests in Operation Reaper, a drug trafficking investigation.
In December 2022, investigators began Operation Reaper, an investigation into the trafficking of fentanyl and crystal narcotics.
On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, after a six-week investigation, a 22-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were arrested by the police.
Following their arrest, searches of the suspects and their homes on British streets yielded around:
- 235 grams of what is believed to be colored fentanyl
- 3.96 grams of what is believed to be crude fentanyl
- 560 tablets containing an ingredient believed to be xanax
- 43.7 grams of what is believed to be crystal meth
The total street value of the drugs is $123,443
- 12 shotguns
- approximately $1500.00 in Canadian dollars
The defendants appeared in court on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 and pleaded not guilty.
The 22-year-old woman has been charged with three counts of trafficking in fentanyl, methamphetamine and alprazolam; one count of illegal possession of a firearm; two counts of possession of property obtained by crime. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, January 23, 2023 to pay the fine.
The 26-year-old man has been charged with three counts of trafficking, including fentanyl, methamphetamine, alprazolam; one count of unlawful possession of a firearm; one count of possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order; one count of illegal possession of a firearm; two counts of possession of property obtained by crime. On Monday, February 6, 2023, he will go to court to set the date of payment of the fine.
The Integrated Enforcement Unit (IEU) currently includes officers from the Saint John Police, Kennebecasis Regional Police, and New Brunswick Justice and Public Safety.
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