Police officer injured during arrest of 22-year-old

by | Sep 29, 2022

RCMP lay drug, gun and other charges after apprehending man in Johnville

A 22-year-old man faces several charges following his arrest in Johnville on Sept. 21, where an RCMP officer sustained minor injuries.
In a release issued Sept. 28, the RCMP said a drug trafficking investigation in the Woodstock area led to the encounter near Johnville.
Kyle Wyman of Upper Kent attended court on Sept 27 to face several drug and weapons charges. (Editor’s Note: See Woodstock Provincial Court News Sept. 28 for details of court appearance).

The RCMP said its Provincial Crime Reduction Unit (PCRU) began an investigation into the trafficking of illegal drugs in the Woodstock area and identified a person of interest. As part of the investigation, PCRU members stopped a vehicle on Johnville Road in Johnville on Sept. 21.

Police said the vehicle driver attempted to flee the scene but got stuck in a patch of mud.
In an attempt to stop the fleeing vehicle, the RCMP said an officer sustained minor injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment and later released.

The RCMP said the driver attempted to resist arrest, but police took him into custody on the scene with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services. He was remanded into custody on unrelated warrants.
Following the arrest, police searched the vehicle. Officers seized an unsafely stored firearm with ammunition, an unsafely stored restricted gun with ammunition, a replica handgun, and quantities of what police believe to be crystal methamphetamine.
Police also seized counterfeit vehicle inspection stickers, money, and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

During the Sept. 27 court appearance in Woodstock provincial court, Wyman was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, unauthorized possession of a firearm, resisting a peace officer, and unsafe storage of a firearm.

The court remanded Wyman to custody, with a scheduled return to court at 11:30 a.m.on Oct. 18.
In its media release, the RCMP said the investigation resulted from an operation by the Provincial Crime Reduction Unit, which includes police officers from the New Brunswick RCMP and Fredericton Police Force.

The release explained the unit’s efforts focus on disrupting and dismantling the trafficking of illegal drugs in our province, targeting those causing the most harm in N.B. communities.

The RCMP said the public plays an essential role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, including the trafficking of illegal drugs.

They ask anyone with information or suspects illegal drug activity in their neighbourhood to contact their local police.
Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
Police said the investigation remains ongoing.

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