Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – The Northwest Territories RCMP Federal Investigations Unit (FIU) arrested a man in the parking lot of a local business on April 24, 2020, during a drug investigation.
An RCMP member was on patrol when he saw activity consistent with a drug transaction occurring in the parking lot of a local business. The police officer intervened and formulated grounds to arrest a male adult. A search of the man’s vehicle subsequent to his arrest led to the seizure of approximately 95 grams of cocaine.
A search warrant was then executed at the man’s residence. Inside the residence, police located and seized over $50,000 in Canadian and US currency, approximately three pounds of cannabis, numerous individually packaged doses of Cannabis Resin, and a small quantity of Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms).
Kyle Ormiston, 25-year-old, has been charged with the following offences:
Trafficking Cocaine S. 5(1) CDSA
Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling S. 10(2) Cannabis Act
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Exceeding $5000 S. 354(1)(a) CC
Possession of Psilocybin S. 4(1) CDSA
Kyle Ormiston was brought before a Justice of the Peace and was released for court on August 18, 2020.
“The NT RCMP continue to work proactively to keep our citizens safe,” states Staff Sergeant Dean Riou, NCO i/c NT RCMP Federal Policing.
Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.
Northwest Territories RCMP
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