A man faces charges of possession and possession for the purpose of trafficking after being arrested in Fort McPherson with what appeared to be cocaine and narcotics.
On Wednesday, March 15, a man from outside the community was approached by RCMP while alone in a parked vehicle. He was arrested for appearing to be impaired and carrying drugs, and was found to be carrying “79 individual baggies believed to be Crack Cocaine and a pill container believed to contain OxyContin,” as well as a knife, according to police. An undisclosed amount of cash and another knife were found in the vehicle.
The suspect is still in police custody.
Anyone with information to share about local drug activity is encouraged to contact either local RCMP or Crime Stoppers at www.nwtnu.crimestoppersweb.com.