First Nation calls for check stops, more police in Mayo, Yukon, to deal with opioid emergency


An emergency declaration by the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun in the wake of last weekend’s double homicide in Mayo, Yukon, is calling for a number of strict measures to try to quell the local drug trade — including highway check stops, evictions, and tight controls on who can be on settlement lands.

But some of things may not be enforceable by police, according to the RCMP.

The First Nation’s chief and council passed a resolution Tuesday, declaring a state of emergency related to opioids in the community. It says the opioid emergency is “terrorizing” the public with “violence, crime, overdose and death,” and demands immediate action.

“The Council must act now and work with

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