Fort Simpson RCMP seize drug, cash and scale; one man charged

November 13, 2019
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

News release

Fort Simpson RCMP seized drugs and Canadian currency, following a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) investigation.

On Saturday, November 9th, 2019, a search warrant was executed at a residence.

During the search, RCMP seized crack cocaine, a digital scale with suspected cocaine residue and approximately $1900 in Canadian currency. RCMP arrested and charged one suspect.

Ismail Hassan Farah, 23, from Edmonton, AB, is charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime Sec 354(1)(a) CC

Charges are pending for two more suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Fort Simpson RCMP at 695-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on "submit a web tip") or text: "nwtnutips" plus your message to 274637.


Contact information

Julie Plourde
Media Relations Officer
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765-3712

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