Wiky drug bust turns up crack cocaine

WIKWEMIKONG–On Tuesday members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Sudbury Drug Enforcement Unit in partnership with the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service, United Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Police Service, Manitoulin Island Detachment of the OPP and Espanola Police Service, executed a controlled drugs and substances act search warrant at a residence located in the Wikwemikong.

As a result of this investigation, police seized 31 grams of crack cocaine, one gram of marijuana, one-and-a-half of a 40 mg oxycodone pill, $8,021 cash and various drug paraphernalia. Three people were arrested during the course of this investigation and have been charged with various drug related offences. A 24-year-old female, a 25-year-old female and a 16-year-old have all been charged. The 25-year-old female has been released from custody and will appear in court on Wednesday, June 20. The remaining accused are being held pending a bail hearing on Friday, June 8.

The street value of the drugs seized is $6,260.

The 24-year-old female of Toronto has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance.

The 25-year-old female of Wikwemikong has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance.

The 16-year-old of Toronto has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of fail to comply with undertaking and breach of probation.