Charges laid in Sheg First Nation drug bust

SHEGUIANDAH FIRST NATION–On Friday, June 8, members of the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police Service, OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Drug Enforcement Unit Sudbury, Wikwemikong Tribal Police and the Espanola Police Service conducted an investigation into the trafficking of marijuana on the Sheguiandah First Nation.

As a result of the investigation, a controlled drugs and substances warrant to search was executed at a residence in the Sheguaindah First Nation. Two persons were arrested and police seized a quantity of marijuana, drug packaging material, a digital scale, surveillance equipment and offence-related property.

A 28-year-old Sheguiandah man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possessionof a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and breach of probation.

A 22-year-old woman was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, breach of probation and breach of recognizance.

The investigation is part of an ongoing initiative by members of the OPP Drug Enforcement Section Sudbury, the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service, the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service and the Espanola Police Service, Joint Forces Operation to address the increase in crime and drug-related activity. Anyone with information on this investigation or any other crime is asked to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service at 705-377-7135 or to contact Crime Stoppers for this or any other crime by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.sudburycrimstoppers.com, or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), starting with the word TIPSUD.