FORT ALBANY DRUG SEIZURE BY NISHNAWBE-ASKI POLICE Print

(Fort Albany, ON) On January 16, 2011, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service members charged two men following information received about drugs being transported by airplane to the Fort Albany First Nation.  A media release about this investigation was sent on January 18, 2011.

A correction in the northern street value of the Marijuana has been made to be approximately thirty-three thousand dollars ($33,000.00) and the prescription drugs seized were OxyCodone with an approximate northern street value of nine hundred dollars ($900.00).  This is the only correction to note.

Twenty-nine (29) year-old Bruce OKITIGO of Attawapiskat First Nation has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime.

Twenty (20) year-old Ivan TOMAGATICK of Attawapiskat First Nation has been charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime.

An update on court information for both OKITIGO and TOMAGATICK will be available after it is received.

Fort Albany First Nation is located approximately 400 km north of Cochrane.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George
Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593
Nishnawbe -Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario