FREDERICTON (GNB) – An application to close a property in Upper Sackville was recently granted following an investigation that found it was being used for illegal drug activity.

Department of Justice and Public Safety peace officers with the Safer Communities Program investigated the property, located at 2039 Upper Aboujagane Rd., Upper Sackville. The investigation revealed the property was being used for illegal drug activity, which was having an adverse effect on the community.

In accordance with the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, an application to have the property closed for 90 days was granted on June 2 by Justice Denise A. LeBlanc. The order requires all persons to vacate the property for the period prescribed in the order.

The Safer Communities Program helps residents and communities that are adversely affected by illegal activity. Property owners will be held accountable for illegal activities that occur on their property. These prescribed activities include:

  • producing, selling or using illegal drugs;
  • prostitution;
  • unlawful sale or consumption of alcohol and cannabis;
  • unlawful activities linked to or promoting organized crime;
  • child sexual abuse/exploitation;
  • unlawful gaming activities; and
  • possession of illegal firearms or explosives.

To make a confidential complaint under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, please contact the Department of Justice and Public Safety at 1-877-826-2122, or by email at SCAN@gnb.ca.