Drug trafficking charges laid in KI First Nation
Tim Brody - Editor
A KI First Nation resident has been charged with drug trafficking following an investigation by police.
Ontario Provincial Police shared in a news release, “On December 14, 2020, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation Band Council notified officers from the KI Police and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) of suspected narcotics being shipped into the community after locating and seizing pills concealed in a cargo parcel.
“Following investigation, over 250 pills of a suspected controlled substance were located and seized, with an estimated street value exceeding $2500.”
As a result of the investigation by police, a 46-year-old KI resident has been charged with Trafficking in Schedule III Substance - Other Drugs, contrary to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Section 5(1).
The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear in the KI Ontario Court of Justice on March 4 to answer to these charges.
Police are asking anyone with information about the trafficking of illicit drugs or substances in KI or any other community, to contact local band council and/ or your local police service. People can provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000. People can also report online at: http://www.p3tips.com/273.