Taxi driver charged with possession of cocaine


Yanick Levesque, an Iqaluit taxi driver, was arrested on July 15 and charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Levesque, 29, originally of Quebec, was stopped by police while in his taxi. Police found cocaine with an approximate street value of $6,000.

During a show cause hearing on July 16, a justice of the peace released Levesque from custody, on condition he complies with certain conditions, and ordered him to appear in court on Aug. 6.

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