A New Brunswick RCMP officer is facing drug charges following an 11-month investigation.

Police started investigating 50-year-old Const. Albert Michelin in January 2013.

Michelin was arrested on Friday and has been charged with one count of trafficking cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Police say Michelin has been suspended with pay since early 2012 due to unrelated code of conduct investigations.

Prior to his suspension, Michelin had been stationed as a constable on the Tobique First Nation since 2010.

He is due to appear in Moncton provincial court for a bail hearing on Monday.