Date of Release:  Friday, October 26, 2012

Re-released by NAPS as this was a significant seizure assisted by NAPS and the drugs are believed to have been destined for NAN communities.

(COCHRANE, ON) –Following the recent arrest of three male drug traffickers in Cochrane on Thursday, October 25, 2012, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB)-Drug Unit, along with the assistance of the Cochrane OPP and Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Drug Unit, acted on information received that a female from Toronto was on her way to Moosonee, Ontario, and was in possession of controlled drugs.

On the morning of October 26, 2012, police located and arrested the single female suspect at the train/bus station located at 200 Railway Street in Cochrane. Police conducted a search of the female’s personal backpack and seized 476.4 grams of Cannabis Marihuana, estimated to be worth just over $19, 000.  

The accused, Nikeita Forbes, 21, of Toronto, Ontario has been charged with 2 counts of Breach of Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada, one count of Possession Schedule II Cannabis Marihuana - under 30grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA), one count of Trafficking Schedule II - Cannabis Marihuana under 3 kilograms, contrary to section 5(1) of CDSA and one count of Possession for the Purpose Schedule II under 3 kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA.

 The accused is in custody and is to appear at the Cochrane Bail Court on November 2, 2012.

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Contact: Constable Alain Cloutier

Community Services Officer

Authority: Acting Staff Sergeant Sylvie Demers

Phone: (705) 272-4391