Responding to an assault call in Inuvik led RCMP to seize 330 grams of crack cocaine valued at $49,000, 220 grams of marijuana worth $4,000, and a “significant” amount of cash, police stated in a media release Monday.

On June 14, the police attended a service call where a man had been seriously assaulted. After responding, police investigated the area and the man received treatment at a hospital, and was released a few hours later, the release stated. Police proceeded to seize the drugs and money.

An image of the seized items. photo courtesy of the RCMP

Justin Callioux and Joshua Houle were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, and assault causing bodily harm. Coltyn Petruniak faced the former charge, in addition to uttering threats against property, the release said.

It added that there were no injuries to the public or police during the execution of the search warrant and and there no other suspects relating to the investigation.

Nick Pearce

Nick Pearce is a writer and reporter in Yellowknife, looking for unique stories on the environment and people that make up the North. He's a graduate of Queen's University, where he studied Global Development...

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