Today I examine the case of two New Brunswick drug dealers and the 53 guns seized from the home where they sold cocaine, crystal meth and, yes, illegal guns.
This RCMP search warrant and subsequent seizure of drugs and guns happened because someone, upset with these career drug dealers, lit two of their vehicles on fire on May 19th, sparking an RCMP investigation.
Is this what it takes to get New Brunswick RCMP to finally pay attention?
On May 19, 2020, New Brunswick RCMP responded to a report of two vehicles on fire in the driveway of a home on Route 635.
After executing a search warrant at this residence on May 20th, RCMP seized 53 firearms, 3 kgs of cocaine, 5.5 kgs of crystal methamphetamine, an unreported amount of ammunition and Canadian currency.
“Many of the firearms were loaded, and some had serial numbers removed,” the RCMP press release stated.
New Brunswick RCMP issued an arrest warrant for Monique Boyer, who they arrested “without incident” on May 25th. She was remanded in custody. An unnamed 41-year-old woman was also arrested and released on an undertaking.
On May 27th, New Brunswick RCMP issued an arrest warrant for Nicholas Bain in connection with the May 20th illegal drug and gun seizures.
At the time of publishing police have still not arrested Nicholas Bain. RCMP identifies him as “a suspect in the investigation and may be dangerous.”
Both Nicholas Bain and Monique Boyer have long criminal histories for selling illegal drugs and illegally possessing guns. (see details below)
Neither Nicholas Bain nor Monique Boyer could legally possess any of the 53 firearms seized on May 20, 2020.
A warrant for Nicholas (aka Nick) Bain was issued in Fredericton Provincial Court on May 27, 2020, for possession of a prohibited or restricted firearms with ammunition, without a licence or registration.
A warrant of arrest had been issued for 27-year-old Monique Boyer for possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, without a licence or registration.
Both Nicholas Bain and Monique Boyer epitomize the problem of Canada’s revolving door justice system where our judges play “catch and release” with habitual offenders.
Nicholas Bain was subject to a mandatory 10-year Firearm Prohibition Order per Section 109 of the Criminal Code due to his prior drug trafficking conviction.
Why didn’t his mandatory Firearm Prohibition Order stop Nicholas Bain from illegally obtaining 53 firearms?
Because Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system is designed to fail.
People with a history of violent offences are a proven danger to public safety, yet these are the people our government refuses to check on or track.
- No police agency in Canada tracks individuals with Firearm Prohibition Orders registered against them.
- There is no legal requirement for police to track individuals with Firearm Prohibition Orders registered against them or routinely check on them to ensure compliance.
- There is no legal requirement for individuals with Firearm Prohibition Orders to notify police when they move to a new residence. Police have no idea where these people are.
Contact the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Public Safety
If you, like me, want to see violent criminal offenders tracked, please write to the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Public Safety and demand they introduce legislation to prevent more tragedies like this.
The Honourable David Lametti
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
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The Honourable Bill Blair
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0A6
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Lengthy Criminal Histories
On October 11, 2017, RCMP charged Monique Boyer with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, driving while suspended and failing to comply with a probation order. The prior criminal act(s) resulting in her probation were not disclosed.
On April 27, 2017, five people, including Monique Boyer, were arrested on drug trafficking and firearms offences.
On January 29, 2020, Monique Boyer and Jesse Todd Logue were evicted from a residence owned by Jamie Alexander under New Brunswick’s Safer Communities and Neighbo0urhoods Act (SCAN).
In his ruling to close the drug house, Judge Terrence J. Morrison wrote:
The Property is owned by respondent Jamie Alexander, who has convictions for drug and firearms offences. Jesse Logue is associated with Mr. Alexander and has carried on drug operations not only at the Property but at other properties owned by Mr. Alexander. Mr. Logue eluded arrest by police after they responded to a call of shots fired at the Property. As recently as August 28, 2019 Mr. Logue was arrested and quantities of drugs and firearms were seized. Although this occurred at another property, there is a clear link between Mr. Logue, Mr. Alexander and the Property. The Property has, in the past, been heavily fortified which is consistent with an illegal drug operation.
I am satisfied that the Property has been habitually used for a specified use (the illegal sale of drugs) and that the community or neighbourhood has been adversely affected as a result and is in present need of an order for its protection.
In 2015, Nicholas Bain pleaded guilty to four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking arising from his 2014 arrest for possession of a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, benzylpiperazine (BZP), methamphetamine and a prohibited weapon.
Bain’s conviction for drug trafficking, in addition to his 35-month prison sentence, carries a mandatory 10-year Firearm Prohibition Order per Section 109 of the Criminal Code.
Despite this 10-year Firearm Prohibition Order, Nicholas Bain easily managed to acquire, illegally, 53 guns.
NOTE: For reasons only the New Brunswick Courts can explain, court and sentencing decisions for Monique Boyer and Nicholas Bains are not available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute’s database, CANLII.org.