Sioux Lookout resident facing drug charges
Tim Brody - Editor
A Sioux Lookout Man has been charged with drug offences following an investigation by police.
Police report that on March 11, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), with assistance from the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the OPP, conducted an investigation into an alleged drug courier operating throughout the North West Region. Police located the suspect in Thunder Bay and effected an arrest. Officers located and seized 18 grams of cocaine, electronic devices and approximately $2310 cash.
As a result of this investigation, the 39-year-old Sioux Lookout resident has been charged with: Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime - Under $5000, and Obstructing a Peace Officer.
He was remanded into custody and was scheduled to appear in Thunder Bay Provincial Court by video on March 15th to answer the charges.
Anyone with information regarding the illegal possession or trafficking of drugs is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should people wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.