New Brunswick RCMP seeking public’s help following break, enter, and theft from First Nation cannabis dispensary 

| Morton Robertson

The Saint-Léonard RCMP in New Brunswick is asking for the public’s help to identify a person of interest following a break, enter, and theft in Madawaska Maliseet First Nation.

According to a police report, the incident is believed to have happened on August 24, 2022, at approximately 12:15 a.m., at a business on Principale Street. Police say an individual broke the front window of the building to gain access. A number of cannabis products were stolen.

Police shared images of the individual from a surveillance camera, which also shows the inside of the cannabis store. The individual is described as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black belt, and black shoes. He has a slender build, is believed to be in his twenties, and was also carrying a brown book bag.

The store in question is the Maliseet Pot Shop, based on a video shared on the company’s Facebook. Google Maps lists three cannabis stores on Principale Street within the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. None are licensed by the province. 

The RCMP say anyone who recognizes the individual in the photos, who was in the area at the time of the incident and witnessed suspicious activity, or who may have information that could help further the investigation, is asked to contact the Saint-Léonard RCMP at 506-473-3137.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at

The Maliseet Pot Stop