A busy May for Yellowknife RCMP General Investigation Section

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – The Northwest Territories RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS), closed multiple Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) investigations in May. Extensive efforts by the unit resulted in charges being laid against six (6) adults, closing 4 drug related files.

– On May 3, 2021 Yellowknife GIS members executed a CDSA warrant that ended in the arrest of two men in a Yellowknife apartment.

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Yellowknife RCMP

The two men, 28-year-old Bereket Habteselassie and 34-year-old Brennan Topilikon of Yellowknife, were charged with:

– CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of Trafficking;

Bereket Habteselassie has also been charged with CC 354(1)(a) – Possession of property obtained by crime

– On May 5, 2021 Yellowknife GIS members wrapped up an investigation with the execution of a CDSA warrant on a downtown apartment. As a result of this investigation, 27

-year-old Destiny Rabesca of Yellowknife and 29-year-old Felicia Rogers of Yellowknife, are charged with:

– CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of Trafficking

– CC 354(1)(a) – Possession of property obtained by crime;

Destiny Rabesca was also charged with CC 733.1(1) – Failure to comply with probation order

– On May 20, 2021 Yellowknife GIS members were conducting surveillance which led to the arrest of a male and female. As a result of this surveillance, 28-year-old Justin Barnet of Yellowknife has been charged with:

– CDSA 5(1) – Trafficking

– CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of Trafficking

– CC 354(1)(a) – Possession of property obtained by crime

– On May 25, 2021 Yellowknife GIS arrested 27-year-old Byron Bibby of Yellowknife. After a months’ long investigation into the overdose of a Yellowknife woman to whom Bibby is accused of having sold fentanyl. Bibby will appear in court July 8th, 2021 to face charges of:

– CDSA 5(1) Trafficking

– CDSA 5(2) Possession for the purpose of Trafficking

– CDSA 5(2) Possession for the purpose of Trafficking

– CC 221 Causing bodily harm by criminal negligence

“The drug trafficking continues to have a detrimental impact on our community. It’s important to remember that this not only negatively effects those with addictions, but their families, friends, and many others. The General Investigation Section, and the detachment as a whole, remain committed to disrupting this activity.” – Yellowknife Detachment Commander, Inspector Dyson Smith.

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