Police in Inuvik confiscated close to 200 grams of crack cocaine and approximately $2,000 in cash on the afternoon on March 28.

Inuvik RCMP seized 194 grams of crack cocaine and close to $2,000 in cash on March 28. A 24-year-old man from Ontario has been charged.
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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

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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