Cops seize crack cocaine

Whitehorse RCMP seized 53 grams of crack cocaine, a machete and a bundle of cash from a local man last weekend.

Whitehorse RCMP seized 53 grams of crack cocaine, a machete and a bundle of cash from a local man last weekend.

Officers made the bust after pulling over a suspicious vehicle in Granger on Sunday, September 14 at 12:40 a.m.

They arrested a 50-year-old man from Whitehorse, who is known to police. His name cannot be published due to a court-ordered publication ban.

The man faces charges of trafficking, possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, and failing to comply with two court-ordered conditions: that he not possess drug paraphernalia, and that he not possess a cellphone or pager.

Crack is produced by mixing cocaine with baking soda and cooking it to form nuggets, called rocks, which are later smoked. It produces a euphoric high, and it is highly addictive.

A gram of crack cocaine sells for about $80 in Whitehorse, making the total street value of the bust worth about $4,250.

The man remains in custody. His next court appearance is Tuesday, September 23.