Dawson man charged with drug dealing — again

Early Monday morning, Dawson RCMP arrested a local resident for trafficking in a controlled substance.

Early Monday morning, Dawson RCMP arrested a local resident for trafficking in a controlled substance.

Following the arrest, police searched the man’s residence and seized 35 tablets of what is believed to be ecstasy.

Police also seized more than $1,000 cash, along with other drug paraphernalia.

The tablets will be sent to RCMP laboratories for testing.

“And it’ll be a couple of months until the tests come back,” said Sergeant Dan Gaudet.

Michael Steven MacKenzie, 25, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and with trafficking.

On August 17th, MacKenzie was previously charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in ecstasy after police searched two local hotels.

Following the first arrest, he was ordered to abstain from the possession of non-prescription drugs.

He has been charged with breaching this condition.

MacKenzie was ordered back into custody and appeared in court Tuesday in Whitehorse.

He remains in custody and will appear in court again on September 8th, at 1:30 p.m.

The Dawson RCMP is continuing its investigation. (GK)