Yukon RCMP charge man with drug trafficking

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Yukon RCMP say they've arrested a man in Whitehorse on drug-related charges after a joint investigation with the territorial government's Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit.

A 48-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and failure to comply with a release order, police said in a news release Wednesday.

SCAN had been investigating a property related to an individual that the Yukon RCMP had been investigating for drug-related offences, the release states.

On Nov, 27, after obtaining a search warrant, Yukon RCMP entered a residence on Prospector Road in Whitehorse and seized the following:

  • Canadian currency in excess of $2,000.

  • An amount of cocaine.

  • A crossbow and ammunition.

  • Multiple cell phones.

  • Drug paraphernalia and packaging materials.

The accused man appeared in court on Nov. 28 and was remanded in custody. He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.