Date of Release:         March 21, 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.

(Lansdowne House, ON)  On March 21, 2012, Nishnawbe-Aski Police members of the Neskantaga Detachment, Drug Enforcement Unit and the Combined Forces Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located Neskantaga First Nation.

Police seized six-hundred ($600.00) dollars worth of Oxycodone, four thousand one-hundred ($4,100.00) dollars in Canadian currency, debt lists, and various drug paraphernalia such as pill cutters and false-bottom containers.

Thirty-nine (39) year-old Rebecca Helen SAKANEE was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Oxycodone.  SAKANEE has been released from custody on conditions and will next appear in court on May 21, 2012 in Lansdowne House, Ontario.

Neskantaga First Nation is located approximately 580 km northwest of Thunder Bay.

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