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A 38-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with trafficking and other offences after RCMP seized ‘a large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, drug manufacturing paraphernalia and cash.

The police were responding to a complaint regarding an “unwanted occupant” in a Rankin Inlet residence around 9 p.m. on June 6. The RCMP allege that the man was in possession of the aforementioned contraband.

The accused has been released and has a court date scheduled for Aug. 12 in Rankin Inlet.

The Rankin Inlet RCMP continue to investigate the matter with the assistance of the Federal Operations Section in Iqaluit.

This drug seizure follows a May 30 bust in Rankin Inlet when Mounties also confiscated “a large quantity” of psilocybin mushrooms, cannabis and a cannabis concentrate known as shatter while looking into a possible impaired driver.

In neither instance did the police name the accused or reveal the volume of drugs.

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Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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