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Moncton man crashes truck he allegedly stole to traffic heroin: RCMP

By Jacob Moore May 22, 2024 | 5:03 PM

A 40-year-old Moncton man faces multiple charges after he allegedly stole a delivery truck to traffic heroin.

Police got a call about a delivery truck that was stolen from New Brunswick and was travelling on Highway 104 towards Truro on Sunday, according to an RCMP news release. 

Officers saw the truck on Highway 104, near the Cobequid Pass Toll Plaza and tried to stop the vehicle. Police say the man kept driving and crossed the median into oncoming traffic.

The officers turned their lights and sirens off and did not follow the man for public safety, police say.

Soon after, the truck went off the road at exit 10 near Great Village and rolled onto its side.

Police arrested the driver when he tried to run away.

Oil started leaking out of the truck when it rolled on its side, but fire fighters were on the scene to mitigate the spill, the release says.

When police searched the truck, they say they seized “a quantity of drugs, believed to be heroin.”

The 40-year-old driver faces multiple charges, including:

  • possessing property obtained by crime over $5000
  • dangerous driving
  • fleeing from police
  • possessing drugs for trafficking
  • two counts of breaching a release order
  • six counts of breaching a probation order

The man remains in custody. He appeared in court on Tuesday and will appear again on May 28.

The investigation continues.