A teenager is one of two men facing charges after police found a huge haul of crack cocaine in their car.
Tanner Wade Perkes, 19, and 47-year-old Scott Bimson were pulled over by police – in what RCMP termed a “targeted vehicle stop” – on Highway 3, just outside Yellowknife, on Monday morning.
More than 1,100 prepackaged rocks of crack cocaine turned up when police searched the vehicle.
Perkes and Bimson both face cocaine trafficking and possession charges.
“This short-term investigation led to the seizure of these drugs before they reached the streets of Yellowknife,” said Sergeant Dean Riou, from the RCMP’s federal investigations unit in the NWT, in a statement. “That’s a win for the entire community.”