Drug arrests continue downtown

Drug arrests continue downtown Whitehorse police made three drug-related arrests downtown recently. On May 9, a 27-year-old man was arrested outside of a downtown hotel after police observed what appeared to be a drug deal.

Whitehorse police made three drug-related arrests downtown recently.

On May 9, a 27-year-old man was arrested outside of a downtown hotel after police observed what appeared to be a drug deal. The man was found to possess both marijuana and crack cocaine. He is facing charges of drug trafficking.

Police made two more drug-related arrests the next day. A 59-year-old Whitehorse man was arrested outside of another downtown hotel. He was found to possess marijuana and is also facing charges of drug trafficking. A 30-year-old Whitehorse man was arrested after a traffic stop in front of a downtown theatre. Marijuana was in plain sight in the vehicle. He is also facing drug trafficking charges.

The police would not release the quantities of drugs seized.

All three accused will appear in territorial court on June 26.

All three incidents happened in the early evening hours, in broad daylight, said Const. Christine Grant with the Whitehorse detachment. The public should contact the police if they see suspicious activity, she said.

The downtown core is the hub of the city, she said. “This stuff is happening downtown, and we shouldn’t be accepting it,” said Grant.