Nine people facing charges after cocaine, cash seized in Hay River

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Nine people are facing charges following a drug investigation in Hay River.

On Saturday, police wrapped up a lengthy investigation by executing five search warrants in the community.

Of those five, four were performed in the town itself while one was executed on the K’atl’odeeche First Nation.

Altogether, police seized small quantities of cocaine packaged for sale, cash and a vehicle they believe was used to traffic cocaine into the community.

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Eight people have since been arrested and charged with a warrant being issued for the arrest of a ninth person accused of trafficking marijuana. The name of that individual hasn’t been made public.

Three suspects have been remanded into custody while the others have been released pending future court appearances.

“We are pleased with the results of this investigation,” said RCMP Cpl. Greg Morrow of the Hay River detachment. “But we realize there is more work to be done in regards to the drug trade in Hay River.

“We will continue to work toward holding those individuals who choose to traffic drugs accountable for their actions.”

Police announced the following charges against eight people Tuesday:

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Rachel Martel, 51
Trafficking cocaine
Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
Possession of proceeds of crime

Darrin Martel, 25
Trafficking cocaine
Possession of proceeds of crime

Richard Sonfrere, 49
Trafficking cocaine
Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking

Ramona Cotchilly, 32
Trafficking cocaine

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Megan Boyd, 34
Trafficking cocaine

Abraham McCallum, 34
Trafficking cocaine

Adam Desrosiers, 34
Trafficking cocaine

Franklin Gauthier, 50
Trafficking cocaine

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