An investigation into the discovery of a weapon, drugs and stolen mail during a traffic stop by West District RCMP in Perth-Andover, N.B. in July has resulted in a 29-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man pleading guilty to numerous offences. Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a third person, a 20-year-old Perth-Andover man, in connection with the investigation.
Kathleen Paul of Tobique First Nation pleaded guilty on September 10, 2019, in Woodstock Provincial Court, to charges of obstruction, theft of mail, possession of break-in instruments and two counts of breach of probation. She was sentenced on September 10 to 106 days in jail.
Cody Michaud, 22, of Bairdsville also appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court on September 10 and pleaded guilty to obstruction, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of stolen mail, possession of break-in instruments and breach of conditions. He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 9. He has also been charged with possession of methamphetamine but has yet to enter a plea on that charge.
The charges were the result of a traffic stop on July 23, 2019, when the West District RCMP stopped a vehicle with three occupants on Main Street in Perth-Andover. A search of the car led to the discovery of a firearm, a quantity of methamphetamine and quantities of stolen mail.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 20-year-old Brendan Howe of Perth-Andover after he failed to appear in court. He was scheduled in court on August 27 to face charges of possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of stolen mail and possession of break-in instruments.
Brendan Howe is described as being five feet four inches (163 centimetres) tall and weighing 132 pounds (60 kilograms) He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brendan Howe is asked to contact Woodstock RCMP at 506-325-3000. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crimenb.ca.