Crimebeat – Drug Bust sees 1400 Oxycodone Pills and $93,905 in cash seized


OxycodoneTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – The battle against drugs is continuing. Eliza Sakakeep a twenty-two year old from Weagamow First Nation has been arrested by police.

Police raided the hotel room the female suspect was staying in, and found 1400 oxycodone pills and seized $93,905 in cash. The value of the oxycodone pills in the north can apparently go as high as $400 each. Police believe the drugs were likely headed to a northern community.

Police also seized 427 unknown pills which are in the process of being examined to determine what they are. It is likely additional charges could be laid.

The woman police arrested will next appear in court on May 29th.

North Caribou Lake First Nation or Weagamow First Nation, sometimes also known as Round Lake First Nation, is an Oji-Cree First Nation located in Kenora District in northern Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 320 km or 202 air miles north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. As of January 2008, the First Nation had a registered population of 928 people, of which their on-Reserve population was 677.