(Sandy Lake) On September 28, 2010, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service members in Sandy Lake have charged a woman for attempting to bring prescription pills to the remote, northern community.

Police seized approximately twelve thousand four-hundred dollars ($12,400.00) worth of OxyContin prescription pills.

Twenty (20) year old Heather HARPER of Sandy Lake First Nation is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. HARPER has been released on conditions and a Promise to Appear in court on December 8, 2010 in Sandy Lake, Ontario.

Sandy Lake First Nation is located approximately 600 km northwest of Thunder Bay.

For further information, please contact:

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