Nain man charged after marijuana sent through the mail

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A 46-year-old Nain man is facing charges of trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of property obtained by crime after police received information regarding drugs being shipped into the community through the mail system.

 The RCMP intercepted a package containing what is believed to be marijuana which was being sent to Nain.

On Thursday afternoon, the man who took possession of the package was arrested. He was held for provincial court today.

In total, the RCMP seized 380 grams of marijuana, and $145 in cash. The street value of the drugs is approximately $11,500.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Organizations: RCMP

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  • Tim Jamison
    November 18, 2012 - 13:13

    These busts concern me greatly because the police are using Nain as a practice ground, learning how to crack down on civilian populations severely. Weed is not hurting the Inuit. It is calming them and turning them away from alcohol. Our tax dollars are being wasted so Johnny Mountie can learn how to crack the whip, police state-style. How many people does Nain have in it? A few hundred? And it has more drug busts than St. John's, by far. Extremely concerning. Leave them alone and stop wasting everyone's money

  • jeremy
    November 16, 2012 - 15:18

    i knew cops weren't the smartest but now i know they don't have math skills either. 380 grams is not worth anywhere near $11,500. heck it's not even worth half that on the about inflating it to make themselves look good, and the ignorant public eats it up. telegram learn to report more responsibly with accurate info pls.

  • NAMP Member
    November 16, 2012 - 10:37

    I'm calling BS. Any mail-order weed website will list that amount of weed in 2-4 thousand dollars depending on quality of product.. There's something seriously wrong when our rights are being violated by cops searching our mail for a plant that hasn't killed anyone ever and up until the 20th century was widely used and cultivated for a variety of reasons - not just recreational. Stop this madness. End the prohibition and legalize it already.

    • JH
      November 16, 2012 - 15:48

      Smoking weed in the comfort of your house will not be a problem. The problem arises when you smoke enough to be impaired and then drive. Most people may have enough sense not to drive but how many don't have enough sense. For anybody that says alcohol causes more trouble, that's true. Now you want to add to the troubles ???

  • Nicole
    November 16, 2012 - 10:22

    So weed is going for 30 bucks a gram in Nain?

    • GP
      November 16, 2012 - 10:57

      Gotta head to Nain for our next pickup Nikki... :D

  • KD
    November 16, 2012 - 10:12

    I assume the RCMP can track back as to where it came from. The guy could be just one of many customers. The big guy could be at the other end.