Man and lady captured, medications and weapons seized

Arafat Rahman

Seized items

A 39-year-elderly person and a 35-year-elderly person, both from Moncton, N.B., have been captured following a medication dealing with examination the local area.

In February 2023, individuals from the New Brunswick RCMP Common Wrongdoing Decrease Unit (PCRU) started an examination concerning the dealing of unlawful medications in Moncton.

Members of the PCRU executed a search warrant at a residence on Mill Road in Moncton on April 6, 2023. A 39-year-elderly person and a 35-year-elderly person were captured at the scene regarding the examination. A second woman, unrelated to the incident, was arrested at the scene and later released.

In connection with the investigation, police executed a second warrant at a residence on Salisbury Road later that same day. Both searches resulted in significant quantities of what are thought to be crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, MDMA, money, and equipment used in drug trafficking. A loaded and restricted firearm, four prohibited weapons, and a homemade taser were also seized by the police.

On April 7, 2023, Stephanie Albert and Andrew Griffiths showed up in Moncton Common Court via tele-remand, and were accused of:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine

On April 11, the following charges were jointly laid against Stephanie Albert and Andrew Griffiths in Moncton Provincial Court:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking crystal methamphetamine
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition without a license
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm while knowing possession is unauthorized

Both individuals remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in court again on April 18 at 9:30 a.m. Members of the New Brunswick RCMP’s Provincial Crime Reduction Unit are involved. It focuses on disrupting and eliminating drug trafficking in our province, focusing on those who cause the most harm to our communities. The searches were also assisted by RCMP Police Dog Services and Codiac Regional RCMP personnel.

The public contributes significantly to the reduction, prevention, and resolution of criminal activity, including drug trafficking. The local police are requesting that anyone with information or suspicions regarding illegal drug activity in their neighborhood get in touch with them. Data can likewise be given namelessly through Wrongdoing Plugs at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the protected P3 Portable Application, or by Secure Web Tips at

The investigation is still underway.

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