Three charged with assault and drug possession

Two men and a woman have been charged after assaulting a man along the Long Lake Road. Whitehorse RCMP received a call for assistance at 2:13 a.m.

Two men and a woman have been charged after assaulting a man along the Long Lake Road.

Whitehorse RCMP received a call for assistance at 2:13 a.m. from a man who said he had been assaulted.

The man had been downtown when two men and a woman, all acquaintances, picked him up in a vehicle.

The group drove to a location along Long Lake Road where they stopped and began to assault the man.

The victim told officers that he feared for his life and fled into the bushes where he hid for several hours.

He later made his way to a nearby residence to contact the police.

Whitehorse RCMP arrested the two men and woman and obtained a warrant to search their room at a local hotel.

In the room, police discovered crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

All three suspects are being charged with assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (CO)