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RCMP arrests New Brunswick man; cocaine, cash and imitation firearm seized

St. Anthony RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Thursday and arrested 43-year-old Derek Gillis of New Brunswick as part of an ongoing investigation.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Thursday evening and arrested Gillis, who was found in possession of unstamped tobacco. Following his arrest, a search of Gillis and the vehicle was completed. Officers located a quantity of cocaine, cash, unstamped tobacco, an imitation firearm, as well as items consistent with drug trafficking.

Gillis was held in custody overnight and attends court today.

He was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of proceeds of crime, under $5000.00, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

The investigation is continuing.


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