NAPS KASHECHEWAN DETACHMENT NETS $24,800 IN SEIZED ALCOHOL Print

Date of Release:  Wednesday, October 31, 2012

(Kashechewan, ON)  On October 26, 2012, Nishnawbe-Aski Police intercepted and seized a shipment of liquor at the Kashechewan Airport.  A total of 42 bottles of liquor was seized by police with the assistance of the Band Council with an estimated street value of eight thousand four-hundred ($8,400.00) dollars. 

Thirty-three (33) year-old Roy WESLEY of Kashechewan First Nation has been charged with Keeping Liquor for Sale Without a Licence or Permit under section 5(1) of the Liquor Licence Act.  ROY has been released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Kashechewan Provincial Court on January 23, 2013.

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On October 29, 2012, Nishnawbe-Aski Police intercepted and seized another shipment of liquor at the Kashechewan Airport.  A total of 82 bottles of liquor was seized by police with an estimated street value of sixteen thousand four-hundred ($16,400.00) dollars. 

Forty-four (44) year-old Judy WESLEY of Moosonee, Ontario and thirty-nine (39) year-old Brian SCOTT, a resident of Fort Albany First Nation, have each been charged with Keeping Liquor for Sale Without a Licence or Permit under section 5(1) of the Liquor Licence Act.  Both WESLEY and SCOTT have been released and will appear in Kashechewan Provincial Court on January 23, 2013.

Kashechewan First Nation is located approximately 500 km northwest of Timmins, Ontario.

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