Four people in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, have been charged following a drug bust in the hamlet.

The RCMP say over three days, they seized more than half a kilo of marijuana and drug-related paraphernalia.

Three men and one woman have been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, as well as possession of property obtained by crime and a number of firearms offences.

The RCMP say that’s a large amount of drugs for a small hamlet.

"It is important to factor in that Cape Dorset’s population is approximately 1,200 people.  The amount of drugs seized this week can devastate a community this size," said RCMP Supt. Lindsey Brine.

All four accused have been released and are scheduled to appear in court May 6 in Cape Dorset.