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Crystal meth, guns seized as Fredericton police make record drug bust

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WATCH: The Fredericton Police Force says it has made the largest drug seizure in the force’s history. About $560,000 of crystal meth was seized alongside other narcotics, handguns and ammo. Nathalie Sturgeon has more. – Apr 21, 2022

The Fredericton Police Force says it made the largest drug seizure in the department’s history this week.

Police say four warrants related to a drug investigation were executed on Wednesday at a Fredericton apartment, two storage units and a vehicle.

Investigators seized 5.5 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 0.5 kg of cocaine, as well as morphine, acid and mushrooms among other drugs.

The value of the crystal meth alone, according to police, is around $560,000.

Several firearms were also seized including five handguns, two rifles, a shotgun, ammunition and a taser.

Seized items include crystal meth, cocaine, cash and various firearms, according to Fredericton police. Nathalie Sturgeon / Global News

Police also found about $59,000 in cash, said the release.

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After a motor vehicle stop in Fredericton, police arrested 40-year-old Kaleb Jeffrey Kennett and 30-year-old Tasheen Brianna Monika Cloake.

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They are both facing seven charges related to the possession of weapons and firearms, as well as nine charges each for possession of the various drugs.

In addition, both were charged with having proceeds obtained by crime over $5,000, and Kennett is facing a probation order charge.

“Seeing results such as this show us that when we have the adequate resources, which includes staffing, funding and support, then we can make an impact,” said Insp. Mike Barry.

Kennett and Cloake were held in custody and are set to return to court on April 25 at 1:30 p.m.

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