The New Brunswick RCMP has arrested a man and seized a firearm and drugs as part of an ongoing firearms investigation in Moncton, N.B.
On November 30, 2021, police arrested a 34-year-old man, without incident, in connection with the investigation in a parking lot near Mountain Road.
Later that day, members of the Codiac Crime Reduction Unit, Police Dog Services, and the Codiac Regional RCMP executed a search warrant at an apartment on Dominion Street. During the search, police seized a firearm and ammunition. Police also seized a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine, as well as drug paraphernalia.
Edgar Manuel Gomez, from Moncton, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on December 1, and was charged with:
- three counts of failing to comply with a condition of a release order
- possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes
- unauthorized possession of a firearm
- possession of a firearm when knowing the possession is unauthorized
- possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition without a licence or registration
- unsafe storage of a firearm
- failure to comply with a probation order
He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to Moncton Provincial Court on December 6.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, firearm or 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.