Red Lake OPP Search Warrant Results in Drug Trafficking Charges

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RED LAKE, ON – NEWS  – On January 16, 2019 officers from the Red Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with the assistance of officers from Kenora Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and the Kenora CSCU executed a search warrant on a residence in Red Lake.

As a result of the investigation, Dillon LAWSON, 26, of Red Lake was arrested and charged for Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act as well as Possession of Proceeds of Property obtained by Crime under $5000 contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Lawson was remanded into custody for a bail hearing on January 18, 2019.

Also arrested and charged was Geena Saskosky, 18, of Red Lake.

Saskosky was charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act and released by way of a promise to appear in Red Lake court on February 28, 2019, to answer to the charges.