Two men have been arrested in northwestern New Brunswick after police seized cocaine and thousands of methamphetamine pills.  RCMP say shortly after 7:00 Sunday evening, officers stopped a car on Route 17 in Saint-Quentin.


A search of the vehicle turned up several packages containing more than 20,000 methamphetamine pills and more than 240 hits of cocaine. 32-year-old Steve Prescott of Joliette, Quebec was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Later that evening, RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in Saint-Quentin and seized more pills believed to be methamphetamine along with a quantity of cash. 33-year-old Aldo Cyr was arrested without incident.

The two men will remain in custody until their next court appearance on July 3 in Campbellton.


The 8-month investigation involved federal agents, RCMP officers in Saint-Quentin and Saint-Léonard as well as Grand Falls and Edmundston Police.