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Seized firearm (courtesy RCMP)

Moncton Man Faces Firearm Offences

By Allan Dearing Jan 19, 2023 | 2:13 PM

A 35-year-old man from Moncton has been charged after police seized a loaded and prohibited firearm in the city.

Codiac RCMP pulled over a vehicle on Second Avenue during a traffic stop last Friday afternoon (January 13).

Police say illegal drugs were found in plain sight.

The driver was arrested and searched which is when officers seized a loaded, unsecured and prohibited firearm along with ammunition.

Following a search of the vehicle, police also seized quantities of what is believed to be crack cocaine.

A 32-year-old man was also arrested at the scene on unrelated matters along with a 43-year-old woman who was later released.

On Tuesday, Joshua Belliveau, 35, appeared in Moncton Provincial Court and was charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon while knowing possession is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of prohibited weapon with ammunition without a licence
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to an order
  • Resisting a peace officer

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on Thursday afternoon.


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