DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGE LAID BY NAPS FORT ALBANY Print

Date of Release: November 3, 2017

(Fort Albany, ON) In an earlier investigation conducted on October 27, 2017, Nishnawbe Aski Police at the Fort Albany Detachment seized approximately one thousand five-hundred (1,500) Methamphetamine pills with an approximate northern street value of thirty thousand two-hundred forty ($30,240.00) dollars.

Police charged a man and a woman each with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Both had been released on conditions and will next appear in court in Fort Albany on February 14, 2018. Their names cannot be released until further court procedure has concluded.

On November 1st, 2017, members of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Fort Albany Detachment with the assistance of the NAPS Drug Enforcement Unit conducted another drug investigation in the First Nation community of Fort Albany.

Police seized one thousand five-hundred forty (1,540) Methamphetamine pills and two-hundred eighty-two (282) Oxycodone pills. The approximate northern street value of the seized drugs is forty-two thousand eighty ($42,080.00) dollars.

Twenty-nine (29) year-old Alex STEPHEN of Fort Albany First Nation has been charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

STEPHEN was remanded into custody and brought before a bail court on November 3, 2017 where STEPHEN was subsequently released on conditions to next appear in court on November 22, 2018 in Fort Albany.

Fort Albany First Nation is located approximately 525 km north of Timmins.

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