NAPS CHARGE TWO AFTER $30,000 DRUG SEIZURE IN FORT ALBANY FIRST NATION

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(Fort Albany, ON) On September 19, 2019, Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Fort Albany Detachment members, assisted by the NAPS Drug Unit members, charged a man and woman in an investigation into drugs being trafficked into the remote northern community of Fort Albany First Nation.

Police seized the following illegal drug substances; Cocaine, Oxycodone, Methamphetamine, and Fentanyl, which held a northern street value of approximately thirty-thousand eight hundred sixteen ($30,816.00) dollars.

Forty-nine (49) year-old Stephanie ETHERINGTON of Timmins, Ontario has been charged with four counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Thirty-five (35) year-old Ducastephen FLORESTAL of Laval, Quebec has been charged with four counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Both ETHERINGTON and FLORESTAL have been remanded into custody and will next appear in court on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Timmins, Ontario.

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

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593 or jackie.george@naps.ca

Nishnawbe Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario