OXYCODONE SEIZED IN WEBEQUIE AND DEER LAKE FIRST NATIONS Print

Date of Release:         March 12, 2012

 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.

(Thunder Bay, ON)  On March 9 and 10, 2012, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Detachment and Drug Enforcement Unit members along with the Combined Forces Drug Enforcement Unit executed search warrants under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at two residences respectively located in Webequie First Nation and Deer Lake First Nation.

 In Webequie, police seized fourteen thousand four-hundred ($14,400.00) dollars worth of Oxycodone, one thousand four-hundred ($1,400.00) dollars in Canadian currency, and several firearms.

 Forty-one (41) year-old Ricky JACOB has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Thirty-three (33) year-old Valerie SHEWAYBICK has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Fifty-four (54) year-old Wesley SHEWAYBICK has been charged with Careless Storage of a Firearm.

 All three accused have been released on conditions and will next appear in court in Webequie, Ontario on June 15, 2012.

 In Deer Lake, police seized forty-seven thousand five-hundred twenty ($47,520.00) dollars worth of Oxycodone 80 milligram pills along with one thousand three-hundred fifty ($1,350.00) dollars in Canadian currency.

 Twenty-four (24) year-old Purvis Arthur CROWE has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Oxycodone and also Breach of Probation.

 CROWE has been released on conditions and will next appear in court in Deer Lake, Ontario on April 16, 2012.

 Webequie First Nation is located approximately 650 km north of Thunder Bay.

 Deer Lake First Nation is located approximately 600 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario. 

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 For Further Information Contact:

Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario