Drugs and weapons seized in coordinated searches in Moncton, Steeves Mountain and Douglas
Police say illegal drugs, cash and firearms were seized after search warrants were executed in Moncton, Steeves Mountain and Douglas last month.
RCMP say five warrants were executed on August 28 and eight people, aged 17-49 were arrested.
Police say the items seized include 14.5 kg of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine, 880g of what is believed to be cocaine/crack cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, cash, four prohibited firearms, three restricted firearms and four non-restricted firearms.
Officers also seized steel fortifications and a number of other weapons, including knives, swords, crossbows, a conductive energy weapon and bear spray.
RCMP say 26-year-old Jesse Todd Logue has been charged with five counts related to firearms and two counts related to drug trafficking and has a court appearance scheduled on September 17.
A 25-year-old man from Moncton, a 29-year-old man from Riverview and a 20-year-old woman and 49-year-old man, both from Maugerville were issued promises to appear in court in December.
Police say the three other people who were arrested were questioned and released.
The investigation began early this year and involved members of the Codiac Regional RCMP, the New Brunswick RCMP's West and Southeast Districts, the Fredericton Police Force and the Woodstock Police Force.