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DRUGS DESTINED FOR ATTAWAPISKAT AND MOOSE FACTORY INTERCEPTED BY COMBINED FORCES PDF Print E-mail

The Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit consists of members from The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, The Thunder Bay Police Service, The O.P.P.- Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, The R.C.M.P., and The Anishinabek Police Service.

Originating Service: Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service

Date of Release: February 21, 2012

(Thunder Bay) On February 16 and 17, 2012, members of the Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit along with assistance by the Ontario Provincial Police Moosonee Detachment investigated two separate incidents of drug trafficking. Two men have now been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

As a result of the joint investigation, police seized a total of thirty-one thousand fifty ($31,050.00) dollars worth of Marihuana, Oxycodone 20 mg pills, and Amphetamine pills. The drugs were intercepted before reaching the First Nation destinations of Moose Cree (Moose Factory) and Attawapiskat.

Thirty-nine (39) year-old Rene Allen SUTHERLAND of Timmins has been charged with three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Twenty-six (26) year-old Calvin ECHUM of Moose Factory has been charged with one count each of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Breach of Undertaking.

SUTHERLAND was released on conditions and will appear in court in Moosonee, Ontario on April 10, 2012. ECHUM is currently being held in custody pending a bail court hearing.

Moose Cree First Nation is located approximately 390 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario.

Attawapiskat First Nation is located approximately 630 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario.

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For Further Information Contact:

Sgt. Jackie George

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Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario

 

 

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