Iqaluit RCMP have confiscated 3,000 grams of cannabis, 450 grams of what is believed to be psilocybin — also known as magic mushrooms — and $1,600 in cash following an April 10 investigation.

The incident began around 7:45 p.m. when the police stopped a suspected impaired driver. A search of the vehicle revealed several large bags of cannabis and what appeared to be psilocybin.

Vincent Jeffrey, 33, has been charged with operation of motor vehicle while impaired; possession for the purpose of trafficking in a schedule III substance; possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling; and possession of over 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place.

The accused is due to appear in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on June 23, for his first appearance.

The RCMP encourage the communities to continue to report suspicious activity by contacting their home RCMP detachment or by calling Crime Stoppers at toll-free 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submitting a secure web tip at or text ‘NWTNUTIPS’ plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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