Police in Inuvik confiscated close to 200 grams of crack cocaine and approximately $2,000 in cash on the afternoon on March 28.
William Powell, a 24-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont., has been arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of property obtained by crime.
The accused has a court appearance scheduled for April 1 in Yellowknife.
“Illegal drugs are hurting our communities. (The) RCMP is putting (in) every effort to protect the most vulnerable members of our society,” stated Marie York-Condon, NWT RCMP media relations spokesperson. “This seizure helps in reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs in our community.”
Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Inuvik RCMP at 777-1111, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.
– with files from Aaron Hemens