Police make drug bust

Thursday afternoon, the RCMP seized 15 marijuana plants at a residence along the Alaska Highway south of the Carcross Corner.

Thursday afternoon, the RCMP seized 15 marijuana plants at a residence along the Alaska Highway south of the Carcross Corner.

Charges were laid against a male and a female, both 42 years of age. They are scheduled to appear in court on June 25.

Police received word of the grow operation as part of an “ongoing investigation”, said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Roger Lockwood.

Thursday’s seizure was the second in the past two weeks, said officials. In April, Watson Lake RCMP officers charged two Watson Lake residents after seizing 81 marijuana plants. (TH)

Collision kills Old Crow man

A 24-year-old man is dead after losing control of his snow machine and plowing into a telephone pole Monday evening.

At about 9:40 p.m. Monday, the RCMP was told about a snow machine accident.

Old Crow resident Stephen John Charlie lost control of his vehicle, hit snowbank and hurtled into a telephone pole, said RCMP.

He was dead at the scene.

It’s believed alcohol and speed were a factor, but investigations by officers and the Yukon coroner’s office continue.

The public is reminded not to drink and drive snow machines or ATVs and to wear a helmet at all times. (JW)

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