(Sandy Lake) On December 2, 2009 Band Constables for the First Nation Territory of Sandy Lake alerted Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service officers about a suspicious envelope at the Sandy Lake First Nation Airport.

Police investigation revealed that the envelope contained several controlled substances that totalled a street value of approximately twenty thousand, five hundred sixty dollars ($20,560.00). The substances seized by police included OxyContin and Percocet prescription drugs and Cocaine.

Forty-two (42) year old William John MEEKIS of Sandy Lake First Nation is charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  MEEKIS will appear in court on February 17, 2010.

Sandy Lake First Nation is located approximately 600 kilometres north west of Thunder Bay.

For further information, please contact:

Sgt. Jackie George
Media Relations- Phone 807-623-2161- Ext.234
Nishnawbe -Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario