A 44-year-old from Campbellton, N.B., has been sentenced to five years in prison following a drug trafficking investigation in the community.
On July 12, 2022, members of the New Brunswick RCMP Provincial Crime Reduction Unit (PCRU), with assistance from members of the Campbellton RCMP Detachment, arrested a then-43-year-old man in connection with an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Subsequent to the arrest, police searched the man and his vehicle, and seized cocaine, methamphetamine pills, and money.
The same day, police executed a search warrant at a residence on Dover Street, in Campbellton, in connection with the investigation. During the search, police seized additional quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine pills, as well as drug-trafficking paraphernalia including digital scales.
On July 13, James Aaron St-Onge appeared in Campbellton Provincial Court by way of tele-remand and was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine. He was remanded into custody.
On December 21, James Aaron St-Onge was sentenced to five years in prison on the above charges, as well as charges stemming from a separate file from 2020. Upon his release, he will be banned from owning prohibited firearms and restricted firearms for life, and will be required to submit a DNA sample.
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. The Campbellton RCMP Detachment assisted with the arrest and search. 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.