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Yukoners charged with drug offences

Three Yukoners are facing drug-related charges following recent arrests by the RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).

By Whitehorse Star on July 28, 2020

Three Yukoners are facing drug-related charges following recent arrests by the RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).

On July 21, police said Monday, officers arrested 20-year-old Abdullah Sidat and executed a search warrant at a residence on College Drive in Whitehorse.

They seized a handgun which was determined to be stolen from Washington State, ammunition and cell phones.

Sidat has been charged with:

• trafficking a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and

• various firearms charges under the Criminal Code, including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a loaded prohibited weapon.

Sidat was released after appearing in territorial court, and is scheduled to reappear on Aug. 19.

Last Thursday, CRU officers conducted a traffic stop in downtown Whitehorse, resulting in the arrests of two people.

Officers seized cash, cell phones, digital scales, suspected cocaine, fentanyl, codeine and Diazepam tablets.

Ronald Asuchak, 62, and Helen Tizya, 47, have been charged with:

• trafficking a controlled substance;

• four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking; and

• possession of property obtained by crime, under the Criminal Code.

Asuchak was held in custody for a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.

Tiyza was released by the territorial court on conditions and will next appear in court on Aug. 19.

Comments (7)

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Watson Lake resident on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:53 am

When are the dealers in our community going to get busted? it is obvious who they are, yet they are still not in jail or even charged.
They never work but they have vehicles, houses and travel with their families etc... really, I work full time and haven't been on a vacation in a few years, I simply can not afford it.

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TheHammer on Jul 30, 2020 at 1:58 pm

They should be barred from returning to the Yukon after they serve their time in a Federal or Provincial prison. We want justice. Who's we? Me and the Witches Hammer.

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Dave on Jul 30, 2020 at 10:21 am

Next months headline will read: Whitehorse RCMP arrested three people for drug trafficking today who were caught selling drugs in violation of their release conditions after being apprehended for the same thing last month.
I am getting to be pretty good at predicting these kinds of things...

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Bandit on Jul 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm

@ Barre, F.U.
Don't get your knickers in a knot, that 62 year old DRUG Dealer is out on the street already. And JC , the door missed him on the way out.

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Juniper Jackson on Jul 29, 2020 at 12:41 am

2 million dollars in legal dope sales.. over 1 million in illegal.. WHO is buying this crap here? that's a lot of money for a little place like this. It's not me.. (though sometimes I wish it was my Dr. who is so stingy with pain killers) But, stingy as she is, I listen to her because she has MY best interests at heart. Unlike a pusher, who would sell to your 5 year old, kill you, kill your kids, your parents, your friends, and never bat an eye. If there was not a real good market, they wouldn't be in the Yukon with their guns, knives, other street poisons. Sooner or later.. drugs lead to death. Overdose, if you're lucky. A bullet or a slit throat if you aren't.

No one has ever figured out 'why'. As long as we don't know why people want it bad enough to risk their lives, we can't help them. Closing down the market is the only way to stop it. That's from a never did, never will point of view. Perhaps the always did, will always want it point of view is.. ? I don't know. Perhaps an anonymous user can shed light on this...A great thing about the Star is people can be brutally honest and not have to justify or identify.

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Barre, F.U. on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:08 pm

A 62 year old white male was held in custody while a 47 year Indigenous female was released from custody. That is absolutely sexist. The over representation of males in the penal system must stop. Men are 10 - 11 times more likely than women to be in prison.

Stop the criminal misandry now! We need to create more favourable conditions for men so that they grow and self-actualize as the free and self-determine beings they were meant to be. Male privilege? Think again; alienated or estranged from their children by gendered laws, sent to war, taught to sacrifice themselves for women and children, disadvantaged by authoritarian education systems, societally deprived of the right to their own feelings - boys don’t cry - Real men don’t eat quiche, and lastly but not finally, rounded up and sent en masse to detention centres for re-education or rehabilitation while being dehumanized by so-called correctional forces. Disturbing.

Let’s talk about the real privilege - Female privilege.
Men in Prison - An Outrage


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JC on Jul 28, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Ahh, ye olde swinging door.

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