The Treaty Three Police Service and the OPP have charged 9 residents in relation to a methamphetamine investigation in Onigaming First Nation.
On Tuesday, officers executed a Criminal Code Search Warrant and a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant for a residence in Onigaming First Nation. Police recovered stolen property, a quantity of methamphetamine, Canadian currency and other items related to the drug trafficking trade. The estimated street value of the recovered items is over $4,000.
As a result of the investigation, 9 people have been arrested and charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking. Two males are currently being held in custody, while 7 people will be appearing in court at a later date. The Treaty Three Police Service withheld the names of those charged.
With the growing concerns of illicit drugs in First Nation communities, the Treaty Three Police Service say that they are mandated to identify local community drug dealers, investigate their illegal activities and lay appropriate charges.
The public is reminded to contact the Treaty Three Police Service, the OPP or Crime Stoppers with any information regarding the illicit sale of controlled and illegal substances.
Onigaming First Nation is located south of Sioux Narrows.