Two arrested following drug seizure in Saint-Quentin

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

On March 5, 2018, 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. 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 quantities of what is believed to be 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, a 31-year-old man from Beloeil, Quebec, was also arrested at the scene.

Philippe Proulx appeared in Campbellton Provincial Court on March 6, 2018 and was charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. He was remanded in custody pending a bail hearing on March 12, 2018. There are also three warrants for his arrest in the province of Quebec.

The investigation is continuing.