MARIHUANA AND OXYCODONE SEIZED BY EABAMETOONG DETACHMENT Print

Date of Release:  January 28, 2013

(Fort Hope, ON)  Between January 20 and 24, 2013, Nishnawbe-Aski Police at the Eabametoong Detachment conducted three separate investigations of drug trafficking destined for the First Nation Territory of Eabametoong resulting in the seizure of $11,128.00 worth of Marihuana and $720.00 worth of Oxycodone. 

On January 20, 2013, police seized an approximate street value of eight thousand five-hundred twenty dollars ($8,520.00) worth of Marihuana.   

Forty-three (43) year-old Rose BOYCE of Eabametoong First Nation was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  

On January 20, 2013, police seized an approximate street value of two thousand six-hundred eight dollars ($2,608.00) worth of Marihuana.

Twenty (20) year-old Heather Arlene Mary ATLOOKAN of Eabametoong First Nation was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  

On January 24, 2013, an investigation was commenced into a package shipped on a local air service from Thunder Bay that was believed to contain illegal drugs destined for Eabametoong First Nation.  Police seized Oxycodone with an estimated street value of seven hundred twenty dollars ($720.00).

Twenty-one (21) year-old Samantha Jocelyn KEESKITAY of Eabametoong First Nation was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

BOYCE, ATLOOKAN, and KEESKITAY were released on conditions and will appear in court in Eabametoong on March 21, 2013. 

Eabametoong First Nation (Forth Hope) is located approximately 385 km northeast of Thunder Bay. 

For further information, please contact: 

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Sgt. Jackie George                                          Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593                      Thunder Bay, Ontario