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Drug bust in Behchoko

Two men are under arrest for drug related charges.

A third man is wanted by RCMP.

RCMP executed search warrants for three Behchoko homes and a vehicle. Police seized marijuana, cocaine and cash, along with a pair of brass knuckles and drug paraphernalia. Detachment Commander Behchoko RCMP, Sgt. Scott Young, says the case is a sign that no town, no matter how small, is drug-free.

This investigation and arrests show that drug trafficking, and the social-ills that accompany it, can be prevalent in any community. The local Detachment members did a great job of dismantling this trafficking network. Drugs destroy communities, and we are committed to taking them off the streets in our communities

Keith Washie, 29, is charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking.

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Sonny Simpson, 30, is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

The investigation is ongoing and updates will be provided as required.

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