INVERNESS COUNTY: Inverness County District RCMP arrested and charged three people and seized drugs after two traffic stops last week.

At 5 p.m. on August 24, RCMP members conducted a traffic stop on Highway 105 in Port Hastings. As a result, police arrested Martin Julian, a 38-year-old male from Paq’tnek First Nation and Ivan Isadore, a 30-year-old male from Waycobah First Nation. A quantity of marijuana was seized.

Julian was held for court as he was on probation at the time of the offence and was later released on an undertaking. Both men are facing charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

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They are scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on September 25.

Just before 4 p.m. on August 25, RCMP officers conducted a traffic stop on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury. As a result, police seized a quantity of cocaine and arrested the driver, a 30-year-old male of Port Hawkesbury. A female passenger was released on the scene.

A search warrant was executed at the male’s residence as a result of the arrest and a small quantity of marijuana and other evidence was seized.

The man is facing charges of possession of cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. He was released from custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on September 25.

The investigation is ongoing.