Date of Release: July 14, 2016

(Attawapiskat, ON) On July 13, 2016, members of the Attawapiskat Detachment of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service began an investigation under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for illegal drugs destined for Attawapiskat First Nation.

Police investigation led to the seizure of two hundred twenty-eight (228) Oxycodone prescription pills.

Forty-three (43) year-old Junior FIREMAN of Attawapiskat First Nation has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Additionally, on June 24, 2016, Attawapiskat Detachment members investigated a report of drugs destined for Attawapiskat, where the police seized a total of one hundred twenty-six (126) Oxycodone prescription pills.

Thirty (30) year-old Frances KOOSEES, forty-eight (48) year-old Sandra IAHTAIL, and fifty-nine (59) year-old Louie KOOSTACHIN, all of Attawapiskat First Nation, have each been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

FIREMAN, KOOSEES, IAHTAIL, and KOOSTACHIN have all been released on conditions and will next appear in court in Attawapiskat First Nation on November 16, 2016.

Attawapiskat First Nation is located approximately 630 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario