Police say they are sending a clear message after a series of drug-related arrests in Carcross.
Carcross RCMP say officers have been proactive in targeting the use and distribution of illegal drugs “flowing into the community.”
On April 5, two Carcross men, a 38-year-old and a 35-year-old, were arrested after a traffic stop on the South Klondike Highway. Police say approximately four grams of crack cocaine were seized. Both have charges pending before the court.
On May 4, a 32-year-old Carcross man was arrested during a traffic stop, and was found to be in possession of approximately two grams of crack cocaine.
Two days later a 61-year-old man, also from Carcross, was arrested with approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine. He remains in custody in Whitehorse, facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
“Crack cocaine use destroys families and communities. The citizens and leadership of Carcross have made it clear that drug use in their community is unacceptable,” police said in a news release.
“The community and the RCMP are working hard together to reduce the harmful effects of drugs in their community. It is believed that these arrests will put a damper on the drug trade and send a clear message.”