Two people are facing firearm and drug related charges after RCMP executed a search warrant at an Inuvik hotel last week.

Acting on information that an Alberta man, released on a recognizance, was breaching release conditions, Inuvik RCMP say they attended the hotel on Feb. 12.

During the man’s arrest, police observed drug paraphernalia in the hotel room. Three individuals, not named by police, were subsequently arrested for drug possession, according to a news release issued by Inuvik RCMP on Tuesday.

After obtaining a search warrant, police raided the hotel room.

Three shotguns, ammunition, drugs, digital scales and “packaging material” were seized by Mounties.

Inuvik RCMP.

Police have not disclosed the type of drug seized during the search.

RCMP have charged Tyler Christensen, 28, and Mariah Sharphead, 21, with drug possession and firearm related offences, according to Tuesday’s news release.

The pair, both from Edmonton, have been remanded into custody and appeared in a Yellowknife court on Feb. 17.

Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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