Crime Reduction Unit arrests Whitehorse man on drug trafficking charges

Whitehorse, Yukon – In November 2020, Yukon RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) began investigating an individual for drug-related offenses. Members of the Yukon Government’s Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit had also been investigating a property related to this person. A joint investigation between CRU and SCAN led to the approval of a search warrant for the property and two related vehicles on November 27, 2020.

Officers from CRU and Whitehorse Detachment executed these search warrants on November 27, 2020 at the residence on Prospector Road in Whitehorse and seized the following:

Canadian currency in excess of $2000

An amount of cocaine;

A crossbow and ammunition;

Multiple cell phones;

Arrested by Police in Canada
(File Photo) Arrested by Police in Canada

Drug paraphernalia and packaging materials.

Robert Savard, 48, was arrested and charged with the following under the Criminal Code:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine

Possess property obtained by crime under $5000

Fail to comply with release order

Mr. Savard appeared in court on November 28, 2020 and was remanded into custody. He will next appear the morning of December 16, 2020.

Yukon RCMP

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