Police believe Nakina drug bust will impact drug movement to First Nation communities


NAPSTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – In Nakina, Ontario on May 16th, the Combined Forces Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence. Police believe that the location of this drug seizure will affect any possible drug movement to the communities of Aroland First Nation, Eabametoong First Nation, Long Lake 58 First Nation, Longlac, and Geraldton.

Police seized $42,560.00 worth of Marihuana and hashish, $240.00 dollars in Canadian Currency, various debt lists, drug paraphernalia, and a press used to brick hashish.

Forty-six (46) year-old Ronald Podurgiel, a recent resident of Nakina, from Toronto, has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance, and Production of a Substance.

The accused was released on conditions and will next attend court on June 14, 2012 in Geraldton, Ontario.

Nakina, Ontario is located approximately 300 km northeast of Thunder Bay.

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