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Marihuana and oxy siezed in Eabametoong

Monday January 28, 2013

Press Release: Between January 20 and 24, 2013, Nishnawbe-Aski Police at the Eabametoong Detachment conducted three separate investigations of drug trafficking destined for the First Nation Territory of Eabametoong resulting in the seizure of $11,128.00 worth of Marihuana and $720.00 worth of Oxycodone.

On January 20, police seized an approximate street value of $8,520 worth of Marihuana.

Forty-three year-old Rose Boyce of Eabametoong First Nation was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

On January 20, police seized an approximate street value of $2,608 worth of Marihuana.

Twenty year-old Heather Arlene Mary Atlookan of Eabametoong First Nation was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

On January 24, an investigation was commenced into a package shipped on a local air service from Thunder Bay that was believed to contain illegal drugs destined for Eabametoong First Nation. Police seized Oxycodone with an estimated street value of $720.

Twenty-one year-old Samantha Jocelyn Keeskitay of Eabametoong First Nation was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Boyce, Atlookan, and Keeskitay were released on conditions and will appear in court in Eabametoong on March 21, 2013.

Then on January 25, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Eabametoong Detachment investigated a woman believed to be bringing illegal drugs into Eabametoong First Nation.

Police seized Oxycodone 80 mg prescription pills with an estimated street value of nine thousand six-hundred ($9,600.00) dollars.

Forty-six year-old Lynn Ina Sugarhead of Eabametoong First Nation was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Sugarhead was released on conditions and will appear in court in Eabametoong First Nation on March 21, 2013.


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Way to go NAPS! Take away the

Way to go NAPS! Take away the marijuana. The one illegal substance that can actually help the community fight Oxycodone addiction and is less harmful than Tylenol. I suggest three things: 1. Educate yourselves on the medicinal benefits of marijuana. 2. Put the community (people sworn to protect) above all. 3. Practice turning a blind eye.

You bust $22,256 of marijuana and only $10,320 of Oxycodone. Yet more people suffer from Oxycodone addiction and the street value of 80mg Oxycodone tablets per unit is far higher than that of Marijuana. Why is this? Perhaps letting Oxys slip under the radar focusing on busting marijuana keeps NAPS in the dollars. I think so.

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