Police seize $10,000 in two Iqaluit weed busts

Raids also net booze and drug-dealing equipment


The Iqaluit RCMP raided two houses over the past month, resulting in seizures of cash and marijuana.

On Sept. 27, police seized over $10,000 in cash from an Iqaluit residence after receiving a tip of about bootlegging and marijuana dealing.

Inside, police found 10 60-ouncers and nine 40-ouncers, all containing vodka, plus the the cash and a digital scale.

They arrested a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, but the woman was released without charges.

The man faces charges of marijuana trafficking and bootlegging and will appear in court Nov. 4.

Police didn’t find any marijuana in the residence, but a spokesman said they consider the evidence they found to be sufficient for a drug-trafficking charge.

On Oct. 8 police received a tip about a marijuana trafficker at house 132-B, which they raided and searched, finding 140 grams of weed.

In that house they found digital scales and miniature bags.

Jerry Winford, 37, is charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking and resisting arrest.

He is to appear in court Nov. 26.

Police ask anyone who wants to give them an anonymous tip on drug trafficking to call the RCMP drug section at 975-4408 or Crime Stoppers.

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