(Attawapiskat, ON) On June 15, 2011, a combined effort between members of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Attawapiskat Detachment the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Drug Enforcement Unit resulted in the interception of a shipment of drugs destined for the First Nation community of Attawapiskat.

Police seized 116 grams of Marijuana, 54.5 grams of Methamphetamine pills, and 1.8 grams of Heroin.  The estimated northern street value of the drugs seized is approximately seven thousand six-hundred ($7,600.00) dollars.

Thirty-one (31) year-old John TOOKATE has been charged with three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking under section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and one count of Breach of Probation under section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.  TOOKATE has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Attawapiskat First Nation is located approximately 630 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George
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Nishnawbe -Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario