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Fredericton Police make largest drug seizure in department history

The Fredericton Police Force has seized over 5.5 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 0.5 kilograms of cocaine, multiple restricted firearms and a significant sum of cash is the largest seizure of drugs in the organization’s history.

On April 20, 2022, the Fredericton Police Drugs and Organized Crime Unit, assisted by Street Crimes, Patrols, the Explosives Disposal Unit and Forensic Identification Section, executed four CDSA warrants on an apartment in Fredericton, N.B., as well as two storage units and a vehicle.  

A 40-year old man and 30-year old woman, both from Fredericton, N.B. have been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking and are facing a combined 45 criminal charges and 18 Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) charges. The two were arrested following a motor vehicle stop on the city’s southside.

Items seized include five handguns, two rifles, a shotgun, ammunition, a conducted energy weapon (taser), brass knuckles, approximately $59,000 in cash, as well as suspected crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, hydromorphone, oxycodone, morphine, acid, psilocybin (mushrooms), methylphenidate and lorazepam. The value of the seized crystal meth alone is approximately $560,000.

Kaleb Jeffrey Kennett and Tasheen Brianna Monika Cloake have both been charged with:

  • Possession of firearms contrary to a prohibition order
  • Proceeds obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of a weapon obtained by commission of offense (stolen firearm) x2
  • Possession of a loaded restricted firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized (x2)
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule I) for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule I) for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule I) for the purpose of trafficking - hydromorphone
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule I) for the purpose of trafficking – oxycodone
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule I) for the purpose of trafficking - morphine
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule III) for the purpose of trafficking – LSD/Acid
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule III) for the purpose of trafficking - psilocybin
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule III) for the purpose of trafficking - methylphenidate
  • CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule IV) for the purpose of trafficking - lorazepam

Mr. Kennett faces one additional charge of failing to comply with a probation order.

Kaleb Kennett and Tasheen Cloake were both held in custody and will return to court on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

Thanks to the investment from other levels of government, including the Province of New Brunswick’s Integrated Drug Enforcement plan, law enforcement agencies are continuing to combat drug-related crime.

The Fredericton Police Force is engaged with other law enforcement agencies and partners in the Atlantic Methamphetamine Strategy, to curb the importation, production, sale and distribution of methamphetamine and its precursors in our region.