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Two Yukoners have been charged with drug- and firearm-related offences this month, the RCMP said today.
On July 8, police searched a residence of Whitehorse’s Kopper King area and seized amounts of suspected cocaine hydrochloride; crack cocaine; prescription pills; cash; and packaging materials.
Robert Savard, 47, has been charged with trafficking cocaine; possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; and possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking.
Savard has also been charged with resisting and willfully obstructing a peace officer and possession of property obtained by crime.
Savard has been released on conditions. He is set to appear in court on July 29.
A second arrest was made on July 14, after the RCMP responded to reports of a stolen vehicle observed in Porter Creek.
Officers seized the vehicle, arrested Len McGinnis, 55, and searched his Porter Creek residence.
McGinnis had been prohibited from owning firearms prior to his arrest, police said.
Upon searching his residence, officers seized modified rifle magazines that illegally increased ammunition capacity; a semi-automatic rifle loaded with modified magazines; ammunition; and an amount of a suspected controlled substance.
McGinnis has been charged with the possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; two counts of weapons possession contrary to an order; the unauthorized possession of a prohibited device; unsafe storage of firearms; and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
This investigation is ongoing, and police said they are contemplating further charges against McGinnis.
He was released on conditions and will next appear in court on July 29.
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