Two marijuana seizures in Natuashish in two days

Published on July 24, 2014

RCMP officers in Natuashish have made two marijuana seizures in the community in the past two days. 

On Wednesday, police arrested an intoxicated male getting off a commercial plane in the community.  The RCMP said in a news release, the man had two bundles of marijuana, with an estimated weight of 150 grams, on him.

On Thursday, police officers were conducting routine baggage checks under the Indian Act Bylaw when they located a package of marijuana concealed inside luggage of another passenger departing a plane.  The amount in this seizure was esteemed to be 88 grams of marijuana.

Both men, ages 22 and 32,  who are residents of the community, were charged with possession of a controlled drug under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  Both were released to appear in court at a later date. 

The RCMP said the total street value of the drugs seized is approximately $11,900.