RCMP Arrest 15 People in Moncton Drug Sting
The New Brunswick RCMP arrested 15 people Wednesday and Thursday in the Greater Moncton area in an effort to disrupt street-level drug trafficking.
Twelve men and 3 women were charged Thursday with various offences in Moncton provincial court, according to Sgt. André Pepin of the Codiac Regional RCMP. The arrests were the culmination of a three month investigation.
"These are the people alleged to have been dealing the drugs directly to drug users," Sgt. Pepin said. "The investigation was a result of receiving information from various sources about some of the suspected street-level drug dealers in the area. While they may not have been directly connected, we believe collectively, these people were supplying a large number of drug users in the city."
Charged in connection with the investigation are:
Kevin Arsenault, 38, Moncton - 2 counts trafficking cocaine and 2 counts of breaching probation.
Richard Pepperdine, 55, Moncton - 2 counts trafficking methamphetamine.
Patricia Noiles, 37, Turtle Creek - 2 counts trafficking cocaine and 2 counts of breaching probation.
Jason Boucher, 35, Moncton - 2 counts of trafficking hydromorphone
Lyndsey Phinney, 22, Moncton - 2 counts of trafficking cocaine and 1 count of trafficking marijuana
Roland Gallant, 40, Shediac - 1 count trafficking cocaine
Neal Wright, 25, Moncton - 2 counts of trafficking methamphetamine and 2 counts of breaching probation
Daniel MacKenzie, 56, Moncton - 3 counts of trafficking cocaine
Kenneth Fougère, 46, Lower Coverdale - 1 count of trafficking methamphetamine
Mark Babin, 41, Moncton - 1 count of possession of crystal methamphetamine
Connie Goodine, 52, Moncton - 3 counts of trafficking cocaine
Correll Colley-Mitchell, 36, Dartmouth, NS - 1 count of trafficking cocaine and 1 count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
Jeffrey London, 30, Moncton - 2 counts of trafficking cocaine and 2 counts of breaching probation
Bradley Drane, 26, Moncton - 1 count of trafficking crystal methamphetamine, 1 count of trafficking methamphetamine and 1 count of failing to comply with a court order.
Nicholas Bourque, 30 Moncton, 1 count of trafficking cocaine and 2 counts of trafficking methamphetamine
Anyone with any information regarding drug trafficking in their community is asked to contact their local police or provide information anonymously through NB Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting TIP212 + your message to ' CRIMES ' (274637).