(Deer Lake, ON) On November 4, 2010, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service located in Deer Lake First Nation were called to assist with a suspicious package intercepted at the remote northern community airport by Airport Security.

Police seized a number of 80 mg and 40 mg OxyContin prescription pills, and 83 g of Marijuana, a total street value of approximately fourteen thousand four hundred seventy-two ($14,472.00) dollars.  The suspicious package originated from Winnipeg, Manitoba and was addressed to a Deer Lake First Nation member.

No charges have been laid at this time as this occurrence is still under investigation.  Anyone with information about this or any other occurrence is urged to report confidentially through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or through www.tipshelp.com.  The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Drug Unit can be emailed at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deer Lake First Nation is located approximately 725 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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