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Saint-Leonard, N.B. woman charged with trafficking in methamphetamine

Officers with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a 43-year-old Saint-Leonard, New Brunswick, woman after executing search warrants at her home and finding drugs on two separate occasions, according to police.

Chantal Cote was charged on April 3, with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the RCMP.

Police executed a search warrant on March 16 and reported seizing more than 2,000 pills believed to be methamphetamine from Cote’s residence in Saint-Leonard, located across the border from Van Buren, Maine. Officers returned to the same residence with a second search warrant on March 30, at which time additional pills believed to be methamphetamine were seized along with contraband tobacco and cash, according to the release.

Cote is in custody awaiting an appearance for a bail hearing in Edmundston Provincial Court.

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