Eight arrested in relation to alleged drug trafficking operation in New Brunswick
Eight people have been arrested, as well as drugs, cash, and several firearms following a joint investigation that involved members of the Codiac Regional RCMP, the New Brunswick RCMP’s West District, Southeast District, and specialized units, as well as the Fredericton Police Force, and the Woodstock Police Force.
The investigation began in early 2019 and search warrants were executed by August.
The Premier of New Brunswick Blaine Higgs went on the offensive on CTV Power Play this morning accusing the Bloc Quebecois of looking out for their own ends while the rest of the country hangs out to dry.
“They’re not interested in helping the rest of Canada trying to drive an economic future with resources that we have while were using them,” said Higgs on television.
The comments came after Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet said his party will fight to prevent any pipeline from being developed in the province.
Higgs pointed out that this position is inconcsistent with Quebec’s energy projects which include selling electricity to the rest of Canada and a natural gas pipeline.
The Bloc Quebecois was able to win a stunning 32 seats in parliament on Monday night’s election.
Henry Thomas, the actor famous for playing Elliott in E.T., was arrested Monday for driving under the influence. Tualatin PD, Thomas’s agency, told TMZ that they had to pick him up and another motorist called 9-11 on him around 8:30 p.m. to report that someone had stopped in the middle of an intersection.
According to TMZ, Henry was found drunk and asleep in the middle of the road and that officers had to wake him up. His car didn’t smell like alcohol, police say, but he was given a DUI after being taken to the Washington County Jail nonetheless for other signs of intoxication.
In his mugshot, it certainly appears that Thomas is in some way intoxicated, with red, blurry eyes, and a perplexed, faded expression.
He was held for a time while he sobered up before being released with a misdemeanour charge, reports City News.
On Friday, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs accused candidates of genuflecting to Quebec when asked if he thinks Quebec is treated like Canada’s favourite child. He affirmed that Quebec has always received special treatment.
“Well not right now, it’s been a continuous thing,” he said. “It’s been forever really”
He also accused candidates of almost exclusively appealing to the interests of provinces with the most ridings, rather than less prominent provinces such as Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Furthermore, Higgs said that the country has become “more divided than ever,” and that the Trudeau is alienating the Western provinces by choosing to appeal to climate change activists rather than reassuring workers in the petroleum sector.
He also said that while Quebec is a “special case,” they should understand their precarious position in the country and “where the value of money comes from,” bringing up the fact their social services are paid for by oil revenues from Alberta.
“When you get $13 billion a year in transfer payments for being part of a nation, then there has to be some obligations that come with that,” he said, mentioning Quebec’s progressively separatist attitude and two sovereignty referendums.
Arkansas siblings Elizabeth Catlett, 29, and Don Furr, 33, face drug-related charges following the former’s accusation that her brother fed her a “meth sandwich.”
The two were arrested in Hot Springs, Arkansas after police witnessed Catlett, who was driving, “moving about the vehicle in a quick, nervous manner.” Another officer was called and the two were questioned.
Initially, Catlett claimed that they had no weapons or drugs in the car, but she quickly changed her tune.
“In Catlett’s front pocket, police found a small plastic-wrapped bag that had small scraps of paper, a straw cut into a smaller length, and several plastic bags,” reports ABC 7 News. At this point, police found a bag of what appeared to be methamphetamine and Catlett was arrested.
When questioned about the possibility of more dugs in the car, her brother told police “if there is anything in the car it would be in the console and it would be ice.” Furr was also arrested.
Furr further admitted that he and his sister had both used meth earlier in the day, prompting Catlett to claim that Furr had fed her a “meth sandwich.” Furr did not deny this claim, and Catlett also claimed that he sometimes put methamphetamine into her drinks.
According to ABC 7 News, “Catlett faces additional charges of DWI and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Her bond was set at $14,500 while Furr’s was set at $13,500.”
They will both make their first court appearance on November 4.