Date of Release: July 18, 2017

(Attawapiskat, ON) On July 17, 2017, Nishnawbe Aski Police officers in Attawapiskat First Nation attended at the local aiport with respect to a drug investigation.

Police seized Methamphetamine pills with a northern street value of twenty thousand ($20,000.00) dollars along with a small amount of marihuana, several bottles of alcohol totaling approximately four hundred twenty ($420.00) dollars, and eighty-three dollars and fifty cents ($83.50) in Canadian currency.

Thirty-one (31) year-old Larry EDWARDS of Attawapiskat First Nation has been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with Possesion for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Controlled Substance. EDWARDS has also been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime.

EDWARDS has been released on conditions and will next appear in court in Attawapiskat, ON on September 27, 2017.

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 Service Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario