A man and a woman from Quebec were arrested this week following a drug seizure in Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick.

On Monday, around 8:30 a.m., the Northeast District RCMP responded to a report of a possible stranded driver on Highway 180, about 35 kilometres east of Saint-Quentin. While attending to the call, the responding police officer noticed a quantity of drugs, RCMP say.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a large amount of Canadian currency, approximately 700 tablets of what is believed to be methamphetamine, as well as cocaine, cannabis resin and prescription drugs.

The driver, a 24-year-old woman from Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, was arrested and released pending a future court appearance.

The passenger, 31-year-old Philippe Proulx from Beloeil, Quebec, was also arrested at the scene.

Proulx appeared in Campbellton Provincial Court on Tuesday and was charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. He was remanded in custody pending a bail hearing on Monday, March 12.

RCMP say there are also three warrants for his arrest in the province of Quebec. The investigation is continuing.

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