(Wikwemikong, ON) – On May 7th, 2020 members of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service Crime Reduction Unit, The UCCM Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police, executed a CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) search warrant in the community of Wiikwemkoong.
As a result of the Investigation and collected information, Officers have seized quantities of Fentanyl and Cocaine. In addition, Officers also seized a sum of Canadian Currency as proceeds of crime.
As a result of the investigation, a (26) year old Female of Wikwemikong has been arrested and charged with the following:
- Possession of schedule I fentanyl for trafficking 5(2) CDSA
- Possession of schedule I fentanyl 4(1) CDSA
- Possession of property obtained by crime 354(1)(a) CCC
A subsequent (28) year old Male was also arrested and charged as a result of the search warrant, for possession of Schedule I Substance, Cocaine 4(1) CDSA.
Both accused persons whose names cannot be released at this time, pending formal swearing of the charge, were released on an Undertaking for court on July 7, 2020.
As of July 1, 2019, the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service deployed a Crime Reduction Unit comprised of 1 Detective Sergeant and 2 Detective Constables. These (3) experienced Criminal Investigators work in concert, to be a proactive, problem solving response to eliminate or disrupt Criminal Activities in the Greater Wikwemikong Area.
With concerns of substance abuse in and around our Community, the Crime Reduction Unit is mandated to identify local community drug dealers, investigate their illegal activities and lay appropriate charges.
The public is reminded to please contact WTPS with any information regarding the illicit sale of controlled and illegal substances or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 222-8477 (TIPS).