(Kenora, ON) – On July 31st, 2014 members of the Treaty Three Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police Street Crime Units executed a CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) search warrant in the Obashkaandagaang (Washagamis Bay) First Nation Territory following increased concerns raised by community members regarding the escalation in the sale of illegal substances. Officers seized a quantity of Cannabis Marihuana from the residence and have charged three adults with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
As of July 1, 2014 the Treaty Three Police Service deployed a Street Crime Unit comprised of our Drug Enforcement Officer, Intelligence Officer and Guns and Gangs Officer. These (3) experienced Criminal Investigators work in concert, to be a proactive, problem solving response to eliminate or disrupt Criminal Activities in the Greater Treaty Three Area.
With the growing concerns of substance abuse in the First Nation Territories, the 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).