First Nation Drug Investigation leads to Southern Ontario Print
Members of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) and Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit have charged 4 men in connection with a drug investigation from January 11th, 2010 in Eabametoong, ON (Fort Hope).

Leo Shpiner was originally charged in Fort Hope first nation with possession of Oxycodone, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.  Further investigation revealed other individuals involved with trafficking controlled substances in connection with this case.  Officers to date have seized approximately 1000 prescription pills, and $10, 000 in cash and a total of 39 charges have been laid.

The following people have been charged:
Marcus Chac-Wai from Mississauga, Ont. has been charged with trafficking controlled substances, obstruct justice, and obstruct/resist peace officer, utter threats to cause death or bodily harm x2

Leo Shpiner from Sioux Lookout, Ont. has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and trafficking controlled substance x10

Simon Sainnawap from Fort Hope, Ont. has been charged with trafficking controlled     substance x10 and is held in custody for bail court on February 17th, 2010 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Shane Presley from Mississauga, Ont. has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and trafficking controlled substance x10.  Mr. PRESLEY is held for bail court on February 24th, 2010 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

NAPS Drug Enforcement Unit and the Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit executed 5 Controlled Drug and Substance Act warrants, 3 General Search Warrants, and 1 Arrest Warrant at this time.

Investigation is still on-going.  

Eabametoong is located approximately 385 kilometres north east of Thunder Bay.

For further information, please contact:

Cst. Allan Giba
Community Initiatives Co-ordinator- Phone 807-623-2161- Ext.273
Nishnawbe-Aski Police
General Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario