(Kenora, ON) – On May 1st, 2015 Members of the Treaty Three Police Service Street Crime Unit in cooperation with the Fort Frances and Thunder Bay O.P.P. Drug Enforcement Units, conducted a traffic stop on Highway 11, east of the Couchiching First Nation Territory resulting in the seizure of a large quantity of Cannabis Marijuana.
As a result of the seizure Members of the Treaty Three Police Service were granted a search warrant for a residence on Couchiching First Nation Territory resulting in the location of a drug operation, providing evidence to support the charge of Trafficking in a controlled substance.
A 33 year old male and a 23 year old female from Couchiching First Nation Territory have been arrested and will be facing charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cannabis Marijuana.
With the growing concerns of substance abuse in the First Nation Territories, the T3PS Street Crime Unit is mandated to identify local community drug dealers, investigate their illegal activities and lay appropriate charges. (This also applies to illegal sales of alcohol and other intoxicants / inhalants).
The public is reminded to please contact Treaty Three Police Service with any information regarding the illicit sale of controlled and illegal substances or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 222-8477 (TIPS).