25-year-old man charged with drug trafficking in Yellowknife

(Arthur C. Green/CKLB Radio)

Police arrested a 25-year-old man in Yellowknife during a drug investigation that took place on the Circle K parking lot located on Forrest Drive.

According to an RCMP news release, on Friday, April 24,  an officer was on patrol when he spotted a potential drug deal happening.

“A search of the man’s vehicle subsequent to his arrest led to the seizure of approximately 95 grams of cocaine,” Julie Plourde, an RCMP spokesperson said.

Currently there is a increased police presence outside of Circle K in Yellowknife. Update to follow-ArtCGreen

Posted by CKLB Radio 101.9 FM – Yellowknife on Friday, April 24, 2020

CKLB Radio was on the scene for the arrest as police searched a full-size black pickup truck parked next to the gas station.

Police say they then got a search warrant for the man’s home in Yellowknife.

While searching the home, officers discovered Canadian and US currency totaling $50,000, a small number of magic mushrooms and three pounds of marijuana were also confiscated. Along with cannabis resin, it is also known as shatter on the street.

Kyle Ormiston, 25, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking Cocaine
  • Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime Exceeding $5,000
  • Possession of Psilocybin (magic mushrooms)

(Photo courtesy of the RCMP.)


Ormiston was brought before a Justice of the Peace and was released for court on August 18.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity can call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.



About the Author

Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.