Grafton and Newburg, New Brunswick
The New Brunswick RCMP has seized four unsecured firearms, including two that were loaded, as well as various types of drugs as part of a drug-trafficking investigation in Grafton and Newburg, N.B.
On February 15, 2022, police executed two search warrants at homes on North Street in Grafton and Newburg Road in Newburg as part of the investigation. During the searches, police seized four unsecured firearms, two of which were loaded, as well as quantities of what is believed to be methamphetamine pills, cocaine, and psilocybin mushrooms. Police also seized drug trafficking paraphernalia including scales, as well as a significant quantity of illegal cannabis. Three people were arrested at the home in Grafton.
Twenty-seven-year-old William “Jared” O’Donnell, from Grafton, appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court on February 15 and was charged with failure to comply with an undertaking. He was released on conditions and is scheduled to return to court on March 1, at 9:30. A 30-year-old woman from Grafton and a 26-year-old man from Fredericton, who were also arrested in connection with the investigation, were later released on conditions and are scheduled to appear in Woodstock Provincial Court on May 10, at 9:30.
This investigation was the result of an operation by the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit, which includes police officers from the New Brunswick RCMP and Fredericton Police Force. These efforts focus on disrupting and dismantling the trafficking of illegal drugs in our province, targeting those causing the most harm in our communities.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, including the trafficking of illegal drugs. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal drug activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
The investigation is ongoing.
Cpl. Hans Ouellette
New Brunswick RCMP
February 17, 2022