REVISED: Fredericton Police and Capital Region Intelligence Unit (CRIIU) Seize Drugs, Weapons and Cash

An Intelligence Operation led by the Capital Region Intelligence Unit (CRIIU) in partnership with the Fredericton Police Force led to the arrest of two adult men on Tuesday night.

As a result of a collaborative investigation, members of the Fredericton Police Drug Unit executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant at a Fredericton Southside residence. As a result of the search that took place on the evening of January 17, 2017, investigators seized approximately 54 pounds of suspected Marijuana, 2.8 kilograms of suspected cocaine, a small amount of suspected cannabis resin, two prohibited weapons, and $5700.00 in cash. The estimated street value of drugs seized is $710,000. Police also seized a vehicle in relation to the investigation.

A 39 year old Fredericton man, identified as Jason Truscott was arrested and held in custody. He appeared in court on January 18, 2017 where he was remanded until January 20, 2017 to face the following charges:

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance x2
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon

A 30 year old Fredericton male, was also arrested in connection with the investigation, and was released on an undertaking and a promise to appear in court for March 1, 2017 at 9am to answer to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The Capital Region Integrated Intelligence Unit is comprised of members from the Fredericton Police Force, Woodstock Police Force, Canada Border Services Agency, and the RCMP.  The investigation is ongoing and as a result no further information will be released at this time.