Man arrested after dog found with gunshot wound near Saint John

A 22-year-old man has been arrested after he was spotted heading into southern New Brunswick woods with a dog on the weekend and then returning alone.

Kennebecasis Regional Police say the incident happened on Saturday after the man was involved in an accident.

Police say that while they were investigating the accident, they discovered a handgun and a quantity of drugs.

They say the dog was later found suffering from a gunshot wound but is doing well after receiving veterinary treatment.