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Two people arrested; one charged with drug and weapons offenses

On March 7th and 8th, 2023, the Fredericton IEU, assisted by Street Crimes, ERT, Forensic Identification Section and JPS K-
9, executed two CDSA warrants on an apartment on the South side of Fredericton, N.B., as well as a storage unit in Lincoln N.B.

Items seized during the investigation include two 3D printed handguns, a 3D printer, stolen 223 rifle, ammunition, over
capacity magazines, digital scale, money counter and approximately $15,500 in cash, as well as cannabis, suspected
fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, and cocaine.

24-year old, Keith Edwards from Fredericton, N.B. has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into
drug trafficking and was held in custody, returning to court on March 14, 2023 at 1:30p.m.

Keith Edwards has been charged with:

CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule I) for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl
CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule I) for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine
CDSA - possession of CDSA (schedule I) for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
Proceeds of Crime over $5000
Fail to Comply with Judge's Release Order
Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
Unsafe Storage of a Firearm
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
Manufacturing prohibited firearm
Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
Possession of a prohibited device knowing its possession is unauthorized

A 54 year old male from Fredericton, N.B., was also arrested as part of the investigation and faces firearms related offences. He was released with a court date of May 12, 2023.

Unauthorized possession of firearm
Possession of prohibited weapon obtained by crime
Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon in vehicle
Possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized

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.

FPF files 2023-5276, 2023-5393, 2023-5424