A 26-year-old Hopedale man was arrested following a drug seizure at the local airstrip.
On November 13, RCMP initiated a drug investigation at the Hopedale airstrip after receiving information of a suspected package containing marihuana. Officers seized the package, which was enroute to the community of Natuashish, and found it contained a quantity of marihuana.
The 26-year-old was arrested and charged and is scheduled to appear in Hopedale Provincial Court on January 30, 2018.
The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have further information in relation to drug trafficking in the community is asked to contact the Hopedale RCMP at (709) 933-3820. To remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP190 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.