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Cash, cocaine, marijuana and magic mushrooms seized in Yellowknife drug bust

A 25-year-old man is facing a slew of drug charges after his arrest led to a pair of searches uncovering cash, cocaine, marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, say N.W.T. RCMP.

Kyle Ormiston, 25, faces 4 charges

N.W.T. RCMP released this photo of drugs and cash seized during a pair of searches. (Submitted by RCMP)

A 25-year-old man is facing a slew of drug charges after his arrest led to a pair of searches uncovering cash, cocaine, cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms, say RCMP.

Kyle Ormiston was arrested Friday by the N.W.T. RCMP federal investigations unit after a police officer spotted what appeared to him as a drug transaction in the parking lot of a local business in Yellowknife, according to an RCMP news release sent Tuesday.

Police confirmed to CBC News the arrest was made outside of the Circle K on Forrest Drive in Yellowknife.

After Ormiston's arrest, RCMP say a search of his vehicle uncovered approximately 95 grams of cocaine.

A photo taken outside of the Circle K in Yellowknife late Friday afternoon. Police confirmed the arrest was made outside of the store. (Donna Lee/CBC)

A search was then carried out at Ormiston's residence where police seized over $50,000 in Canadian and US currency, about three pounds of marijuana, numerous packages of cannabis resin and a small quantity of psilocybin mushrooms — a psychedelic drug also known as magic mushrooms.

Ormiston faces four charges, including trafficking cocaine, possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling, possession of psilocybin and possession of proceeds of crime exceeding $5,000.

He was brought before a Justice of the Peace and was released. He's scheduled to be in court on Aug. 18, according to the release.

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