Two charged from Wabaseemoong First Nation following Drug Investigation

(KENORA) – On Monday, February 27th, 2023, members of the Treaty Three Police Service and the Street Crime Unit conducted an investigation into the sale of a controlled substance in Wabaseemoong First Nation resulting in two people being charged and the seizure of cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, marihuana, and Canadian currency.

Officers seized controlled substances with an estimated street value of $20,000 and evidence related to the sale of illegal drugs.

As a result of this investigation two females from the community ages 31 and 39, have been charged with several counts of possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking.  Both have been released from police custody and are due in Kenora court at a later date.

With the growing concerns of illicit drugs in First Nations, the Treaty Three Police Service is mandated to investigate local community drug dealers and their illegal activities and lay appropriate charges.

The public is reminded to 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).

Treaty Three Police Service is a self-administered Policing entity under the First Nations Policing Program in Canada and is responsible for full policing duties spanning 55,000 square miles of the Greater Treaty Three Region in Northwestern Ontario. This includes approximately 20,000 residents in 23 First Nation Communities.

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