A Yellowknife man has been charged after police seized crack cocaine from a local residence last Friday.

Altogether, police executed two search warrants as part of a drug investigation.

The first was at an apartment complex downtown, where a man was found in possession of five grams of crack cocaine, an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency and other drug paraphernalia.

That same day, RCMP executed a second search warrant at a residence near the Multiplex, where they found small amounts of crack cocaine and other paraphernalia.

A total of 10 people were arrested during the second raid – including seven youth – however no charges are pending at this time.

David Payne, 63, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in connection with the first bust.

He’s scheduled to make his next court appearance on Mar. 21.