17 charges laid after weapons and drugs seized in Moncton

RCMP say 3 men are facing a combined total of 17 charges following a seizure of weapons and drugs in Moncton last week.

Around 1:40 a.m. on May 11, a police officer on patrol in the Mountain Road area of Moncton observed a parked vehicle behind a local business.

Police say during a conversation with the occupants of the vehicle, a firearm was observed inside the vehicle, which lead to a search of the vehicle.

RCMP say further investigation led to the seizure of two loaded 9mm handguns, pepper spray, Canadian currency and a quantity of what police believe is methamphetamine.

Three men were arrested at the scene.

On Tuesday, 32-year-old Christopher Eric Dickie and 22-year-old Alex Lee Scribner, both of Moncton, and 22-year-old Colton Benjamin Stiles of Riverview appeared in court and were charged with the following:
· Possession of a prohibited weapon (pepper spray);
· Two counts of unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm;
· Two counts of knowingly occupying a motor vehicle in which there is a loaded firearm;
· Two counts of possession of a loaded, restricted firearm without authorization or licence;
· Two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm;
· Two counts of possession of a firearm with an altered serial number;
- Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking;
· Careless storage of a firearm;

Police say Christopher Dickie was also charged with possession of a firearm while prohibited, Alex Scribner was also charged with failure to comply with a probation order, while Colton Stiles was also charged possession of a firearm while prohibited and failure to comply with a probation order.

RCMP say the three men were remanded into custody pending a bail hearing today.