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Fredericton police arrest man in stolen vehicle, seize drugs, weapons

Fredericton police seized drugs and several weapons on June 10, 2024. (Source: Fredericton Police Force) Fredericton police seized drugs and several weapons on June 10, 2024. (Source: Fredericton Police Force)
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A 49-year-old Fredericton man is facing multiple charges after police say he was arrested in a stolen vehicle on Monday.

According to a Fredericton Police Force news release, officers spotted a reportedly stolen vehicle in a Hanwell Road parking lot. They intercepted the vehicle and arrested Malcolm Peterson.

Police say the arrest led to the seizure of:

  • a 2019 red Dodge Caravan valued at $20,000
  • a .22 calibre firearm
  • drugs (fentanyl and methamphetamine) valued at roughly $5,000
  • scales
  • other weapons

Peterson, who is in custody pending a future court date, is charged with:

  • possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • careless storage of a firearm
  • possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • tampering with serial number
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • failure to comply with an order

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