A 35-year-old Moncton man has been charged after police seized a loaded and prohibited firearm following a traffic stop.

Members of the Codiac Regional RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Second Avenue in Moncton late last Friday afternoon, according to a news release from Corporal Mathieu Potvin.

When the driver exited the vehicle, police say they observed illegal drugs in plain sight. The driver – identified as 35-year-old Joshua Belliveau of Moncton – was arrested at the scene. During the search of Belliveau, police seized a loaded, unsecured and prohibited firearm along with ammunition.


Codiac RCMP
Codiac RCMP

 Police seize drugs during Moncton traffic stop

RCMP also searched the vehicle and reportedly seized what appeared to be crack cocaine. A 32-year-old man was also arrested at the scene, along with a 43-year-old woman who was later released.

On Tuesday, January 17, Belliveau appeared in Moncton Provincial Court and was charged with numerous weapons offences and resisting a peace officer. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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