RCMP nab suspect

On Wednesday afternoon, Whitehorse RCMP arrested a local man for trafficking. The suspect was apprehended after crime reduction officers noticed…

On Wednesday afternoon, Whitehorse RCMP arrested a local man for trafficking.

The suspect was apprehended after crime reduction officers noticed some suspicious activity.

The man had 2.5 grams of cocaine in his possession, said Cpl. Grant MacDonald.

William Karl Dupe, 42, was charged with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of failure to comply with a probation order and one count of breaching a condition on a release document.

Dupe remains in custody.

The arrest is the 22nd incident involving a seizure of cocaine, charges for the possession of cocaine, or for trafficking cocaine, in the last six weeks in Whitehorse, Watson Lake, Haines Junction and Dawson City. (GK)

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