Attawapiskat, ON: Large Quantity of Drugs Seized; Woman Charged Print
On January 6th, 2009, Peace keepers and Police within the community seized a large quantity of marijuana and cocaine at the local airport with an estimated street value of approximately fifty-eight thousand (58 000) dollars.

Peace keepers are by-law officers hired by the First Nation Administration of Attawapiskat, to enforce band by-laws at the local level. The majority of their duties are concentrated on intercepting illegal contraband entering the community.

All seizures are turned over to the police for investigation.

Police conducted their investigation and seized approximately twenty-two hundred (2200) grams of suspected marijuana and a hundred and fifty (150) grams of suspected cocaine.

Thirty-six (36) year old Donna Edwards, a resident of Attawapiskat is charged with two (2) counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking; Sec. 5(2) of the CDSA.

She will appear in Cochrane court on the 9th of January, 2009.

The investigation is on-going. Attawapiskat is on the James Bay coast and approximately 500 kilometers from Timmins.

Members of the public are reminded of the devastating effects of drugs in our communities, and are asked to report any information to their local police or Crime Stoppers at: 1-800-222-TIPS.

For more information contact:

Inspector Pierre Guerard
(705) 272-5600 ext # 25