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NEWS: Nunavut June 07, 2012 - 5:16 am

Photo: Drug, booze bust in Arviat

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Police in Arviat seized 75 grams of marijuana (shown here) June 6 from a man arriving in the community with marijuana. A quantity of vodka was also seized, police said. In connection with this seizure, Clayton Spence, 34, of Churchill, Manitoba faces possession for the purpose of trafficking and unlawful possession of liquor contrary to the Nunavut Liquor Act. Spence was released by a Justice of the Peace and will appear in court on Aug. 13 in Arviat.
Police in Arviat seized 75 grams of marijuana (shown here) June 6 from a man arriving in the community with marijuana. A quantity of vodka was also seized, police said. In connection with this seizure, Clayton Spence, 34, of Churchill, Manitoba faces possession for the purpose of trafficking and unlawful possession of liquor contrary to the Nunavut Liquor Act. Spence was released by a Justice of the Peace and will appear in court on Aug. 13 in Arviat. "Drugs and alcohol are harmful to our communities," said the RCMP in a June 7 news release. "The RCMP encourages the public to report these types of offences to promote a healthier and safer community." You can report any offence to your local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477(TIPS) where you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RCMP)

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