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Some of the charges against two Yellowknife residents arrested after police seized a significant amount of crack cocaine have been dropped. Police say they seized 650 grams of crack cocaine, cash and other items associated with drug use in a search of a 48th Street home last September.

Arrests were made last September after police seized more than half a kilo of crack cocaine

A large building seen from the outside has a sign reading 'Yellowknife Courthouse' above the door.
The Yellowknife courthouse. Most of the charges against two Yellowknife residents arrested after the RCMP found crack cocaine in a city home last September have been dropped. (Natalie Pressman/CBC)

Some of the charges against two Yellowknife residents arrested after police seized a significant amount of crack cocaine have been dropped.

Police say they found 650 grams of crack cocaine, cash and other items associated with drug use in a search of a 48th Street home last September.

Yellowknife residents Cynthia Grandjambe and Terry Kayotuk, as well as Calgary man Mohamed Ahmed-Deq, were each charged with drug trafficking and other related crimes.

Last month, Kayotuk was convicted of possessing proceeds of crime (an unspecified amount of cash) and sentenced to a year in jail. Two other charges he was facing were withdrawn.

All charges against Grandjambe were stayed in May.

Ahmed-Deq is scheduled to go on trial for drug trafficking and two other charges in Yellowknife on Dec. 13.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Gleeson is a reporter for CBC in Yellowknife. He covers a wide variety of issues, including politics, the justice system and the environment.

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