RCMP Round Up Drug Traffickers in the Territory

    Another series of arrests were made in the last of June. RCMP are targeting Drug Traffickers, not users who are often in a vulnerable situation.

    RCMP continue to target drug traffickers in the territory with another series of arrests. On June 24th, two individuals were arrested for drug-related offences. A suspect vehicle with two occupants was located and the driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest.

    Officers seized:
    Cash; An amount of suspected crack cocaine; and Packaging materials.

    The vehicle's passenger was arrested shortly after while he was leaving a room at a local motel. A warrant to search the room at the motel was granted, which resulted in the seizure of:
    An amount of suspected crack cocaine; An amount of suspected powder cocaine; An amount of believed heroin/fentanyl; Various prescription pills; Cash; Brass knuckles; Packaging materials; and Drug paraphernalia.

    Ryan Lewis, 34, and Lance Brackenbury, 29, both of Whitehorse have been charged with the following:
    Two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking;
    One count of Trafficking a Controlled Substance; and one count of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.
    Both Lewis and Brackenbury were released by way of an Undertaking. They will appear in court on September 2nd, 2020.

    On June 25th, Officers stopped and searched vehicle in Porter Creek resulting in the seizure of:
    An amount of suspected crack cocaine, and Cash
    Daniel Lamoureux, 30, and Jennifer Johnson, 38, were arrested and charged with the following:
    Trafficking a Controlled Substance;
    Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking; and
    Failure to Comply with a Probation Order, under the Criminal Code.
    Both Lamoureux and Johnson were released by way of an Undertaking and will appear in court on September 2nd, 2020.

    On June 26th, a traffic stop in Riverdale resulted in the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of:
    An amount of suspected crack cocaine; Cash; and Cell phones.
    Riley Sunshine, 21, and Cassidy Anderson, 18, are charged with the following under the CDSA:
    Trafficking a Controlled Substance; and Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.
    Sunshine and Anderson appeared in court on June 27th and were released on conditions. They will next appear on July 15th, 2020.

    Yukon RCMP Chief Superintendent Scott Sheppard said in a statement, "The Yukon RCMP Crime Reduction Unit targets drug traffickers, not users who are often in a vulnerable situation. We are committed to helping our most vulnerable population not only by stemming the flow of drugs into and around the Territory, but by providing resources to Yukoners who struggle with addiction problems."

    Harm reduction and addiction resources are available to the public on the Yukon Government's website.
     

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