Drug trafficking charges laid in Sioux Lookout
Tim Brody - Editor
Officers from the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Thunder Bay and the Sioux Lookout OPP Community Street Crime Unit, have arrested and charged a Kasabonika Lake First Nation resident police allege they found transporting controlled drugs and substances into the Municipality of Sioux Lookout on Tuesday evening, April 21.
“After executing an arrest warrant at the airport, officers located and seized suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately $28,000, as well as over $7,000 in Canadian currency,” police informed.
Following their investigation, police charged the 27-year-old Kasabonika Lake First Nation resident with the following offences:
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine, contrary to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Section 5(2),
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime, over $5,000, contrary to Criminal Code Section 354(1)(a),
- Failure to Comply with Release Order, contrary to Criminal Code Section 145(5)(a) x 3.
Ontario Provincial Police are asking anyone with information about the trafficking of illicit drugs in Sioux Lookout to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should people wish to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or report online through ontariocrimestoppers.ca, where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.