Whitehorse RCMP arrest 31-year-old woman for drug trafficking

Whitehorse, Yukon – The morning of June 27th, Whitehorse RCMP bike unit officers arrested a woman for drug-related offences. Upon search, the woman was found to be in possession of:

An amount of suspected cocaine;

An amount of suspected heroin;

An amount of suspected fentanyl;

Prescription pills;


Cell phones.

Court Room
Court Room File Photo

Janet Richards, 31, was arrested and charged with:

6 counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA);

1 count of Possession of Stolen Property under $5000 under the Criminal Code (CC);

1 count of Fail to Comply under the CC.

Richards appeared in court on June 29th and was remanded into custody.

Yukon RCMP

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