A 31-year-old Lakeville man is facing charges following an investigation into a man suspected of bringing large quantities of drugs to New Brunswick from Montreal.


Wednesday, RCMP New Brunswick Federal Operations investigators from Moncton, assisted by the Southeast Integrated Intelligence Unit and Roving Traffic Unit, intercepted a GMC pickup truck on the TransCanada Highway west of Moncton.

Police arrested the driver and seized more than 128 pounds of marijuana.

Dean Cayouette appeared in Moncton Provincial Court on February 25 and was charged with trafficking and possession for the purposes of trafficking marijuana.  He was remanded in custody and a bail hearing has been scheduled for February 26, said police.

This would have been enough marijuana to produce up to 175,200 joints, that otherwise might have been trafficked in our communities,” says Staff Sergeant André Potvin with Federal Operations.  “This seizure is part of the continuing effort by the RCMP and other law enforcement agencies to restrict the movement of illicit drugs.”