One man guilty in drug bust case

Crown prosecutors have dropped charges against three out of four people arrested in a drug bust last year in the Kwanlin Dun village. They've focused their attention on only one of the people arrested, Jerrid Hozack.

Crown prosecutors have dropped charges against three out of four people arrested in a drug bust last year in the Kwanlin Dun village.

They’ve focused their attention on only one of the people arrested, Jerrid Hozack.

RCMP entered a home on Murphy Road on September 11, 2009, and found over a kilogram of marijuana and $13,000 in cash.

Three men, including Hozack, were arrested at the home for drug trafficking-related crimes.

A woman, Cheyenne Battaja, was arrested later in relation to the drug bust.

On Tuesday, prosecutors stayed all the drug-related charges against Cheyenne Battaja, Lino Battaja and Tyler Smith.

Lino remains on the hook for a federal offence concerning national park laws, and Smith still faces consequences for not showing up for court on a previous date.

As for the drug charges, the prosecutors and Hozack’s lawyers agreed on most aspects of the drug bust.

They only disagreed on the amount of money related to crime.

Hozack’s lawyer said only $8,290 found during the bust was from selling drugs.

His client also changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Judge Michael Cozens found Hozack guilty and a sentencing hearing is set for January 14.

Just Posted

Musician aims to help others with release of Yukon Lullaby for Mental Health

Community rallies to release Nicole Edwards’ latest work

Twenty-two people vie to buy two Arkell properties

The lucky winners two now have until May 5 to purchase lots

Conservative Northern Affairs shadow minister visits Whitehorse

Bob Zimmer was in the Yukon to speak to local business groups about the economy and challenges

YESAB extends public comment period for Kudz Ze Kayah mine project

The extension pushes the public comment period far beyond the 60 days provided in YESAB’s own rules

Police shouldn’t use ‘excessive force,’ Bagnell says regarding national resistance to B.C. pipeline

Yukoners have been pressing Bagnell to clarify his position on RCMP action in Wet’suwet’en territory

Yukonomist: Three questions on Yukon Zinc and China

The case heard recently in Yukon Supreme Court is particularly troubling

Commentary: Highway plans will negatively impact safety

The proposed Alaska Highway work will impact our safety, our communities and our environment.

Olivia Webster is the final musher to finish the Yukon Quest

‘I guess I’ve always been a grandpa’s girl and he’s my best friend, so I kind of wanted to be like him and so I did it’

Yukon’s Rob Cooke and company finish 10th in the 2020 Yukon Quest

Cooke and his 14 Siberians crossed the finish line at 9:07 a.m. on Feb. 15 in Whitehorse

Mailbox: Rendezvous and protests

Letters to the editor from Feb. 14

Lights Out Yukon Invitational Basketball Tournament bigger than ever in sixth year

“Honestly, it was the smoothest tournament I think we’ve run yet”

More Yukon Quest mushers reach finish in Whitehorse

Swedish musher Nora Sjalin is this year’s Rookie of the Year Award winner

History Hunter: Will Rogers and Wiley Post: Their historic visit to the Yukon

The story of the American pilot and the film star has a Yukon connection

Most Read