A Fairfield, New Brunswick man is in custody charged with several offenses after an incident at a motel in Jacksonville.

Members of the West District RCMP attempted to arrest the 27-year old on May 16 at a motel on Lockhart Mill Road in Jacksonville, just north of Woodstock. The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation.

The man, Drew Derrah, refused to vacate the motel room and refused to cooperate with police. After negotiating with Derrah for hours, police finally took him into custody without incident.

Derrah appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court the following day where he was charged with possession of stolen property in connection with thefts of electronics from Walmart in Woodstock alleged to have occurred the day before. He was remanded into custody.

On May 21, additional charges were laid against Derrah for the motel incident. They included:

  • Possession of crystal meth
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Driving while prohibited
  • Failing to comply with a probation order

Derrah remains in custody and is scheduled to return to court on June 4 to enter a plea.

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