Tip leads to drug bust in Pelly Crossing, Yukon
Police in Pelly Crossing, Yukon, say an anonymous tip from the public helped them with a drug bust on the weekend.
RCMP said they received a tip that drugs were being brought to Mayo from Whitehorse. The Mayo RCMP intercepted the vehicle near Stewart Crossing.
"They found that the driver was intoxicated. They also found a weapon that was concealed in the back seat of the vehicle," said Cpl. Joshua Wiese of the Pelly Crossing RCMP.
"Everybody inside the vehicle was arrested. The driver was investigated for impaired operation of a motor vehicle, brought back to Pelly Crossing to provide breath samples, and upon searching the vehicle and the three people inside, there was a quantity of powder cocaine that was seized."
The street value of the cocaine seized was about $1,400.
Wiese said the RCMP appreciated the actions of the unknown caller. He said police rely on the public to help them in small communities.
Three Mayo men face charges of possession and carrying a concealed weapon. The driver has also been charged with impaired driving.