Two Constance Lake Men Arrested for Drug Trafficking

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Nishnawbe Aski Police

Drug Trafficking Investigation Removes Illegal Drugs from Community

CONSTANCE LAKE – Two Constance Lake men are in custody following a drug trafficking investigation. Nishnawbe Aski Police report that on January 29, 2021, members of the Nishnawbe Aski Police (NAPS) Intelligence Unit, the NAPS Drug Enforcement Unit and the NAPS Constance Lake Uniform Detachment Members conducted an investigation of drug trafficking to the First Nation community of Constance Lake.

As a result of the investigation a traffic stop was initiated, where 2 occupants were arrested and charged. Police seized 412 Methamphetamine Pills, 17 Hydromorphone Pills, 3 Oxycodone Pills and .5 grams Cocaine. The total northern street value of the seizure is approximately $5,535.00 dollars.

Gordie ACHNEEPINESKUM, 32 years of age and Shawn ACHNEEPINESKUM, 35 years of age, both of Constance Lake First Nation were arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine contrary to Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Hydromorphone contrary to Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Oxycodone contrary to Sec. 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine contrary to Sec. 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to Sec. 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Both males were held in custody awaiting a Bail Hearing.

The accused are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Constance Lake First Nation is located approximately 42 km west of Hearst, Ontario.