TWO DRUG WARRANTS EXECTED IN CAT LAKE, FIVE PEOPLE CHARGED Print

(Cat Lake, ON) Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Drug Enforcement assisted by the Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit executed two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants within one week in the Cat Lake First Nation.

On April 29, 2011, police seized twenty-eight 60 milligram Morphine prescription pills with a northern street value of three thousand three hundred sixty dollars ($3,360.00) and one thousand seven-hundred dollars ($1,700.00) in Canadian currency.

Charged are thirty-one (31) year-old Russell KANATE and twenty-eight (28) year-old Nora OOMBASH, both for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Morphine.

On May 6, 2011, police seized eighteen 80 milligram Oxycodone prescription pills with a northern street value of nine thousand dollars ($9,000.00) and eight thousand one-hundred dollars ($8,100.00) in Canadian currency, fourteen (14) Long Guns, and one (1) Replica Firearm.

Forty-eight (48) year-old Eunice OOMBASH  and fifty-six (56) year-old Johnson SAKAKEESIC were each charged with one count of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Oxycodone, and four counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm. Also charged was twenty (20) year-old Rochelle OOMBASH with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Oxycodone.

All persons charged have been released on conditions and will next appear in court in Cat Lake on August 23, 2011.

Cat Lake First Nation is approximately 550 km northwest of Thunder Bay.

The Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit consists of members from The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, The Thunder Bay Police Service, The O.P.P.- Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, The R.C.M.P., and The Anishinabek Police Service.

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