Major Drug Bust in Constance Lake First Nation nearly $19,000 CAD in Substances Seized

Nishnawbe Aski Police

One Arrest – Drugs Seized – Successful Sting Operation by NAPS

CONSTANCE LAKE – NEWS – In a strategic operation, members of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) successfully apprehended a suspect involved in drug trafficking within the Constance Lake First Nation territory. The specialized North East Drug Enforcement Unit, alongside the Emergency Response Team and the Guns and Gangs Unit, undertook the operation, culminating on Tuesday evening.

Significant Drug Seizure in First Nation Community

The NAPS operation resulted in the seizure of a considerable assortment of substances suspected to be controlled drugs. The haul included methamphetamine, opioids such as hydromorphone and oxycodone, lorazepam, along with a sum of cash and items typically used in drug trafficking activities.

The seizure underscores a critical strike in the fight against the drug epidemic, with the street value of the seized substances nearing $19,000 CAD.

Local Man Faces Multiple Trafficking Charges

A 37-year-old male from Constance Lake First Nation is now facing several charges, including possession of various substances for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. Released on conditions pending a court appearance, his identity remains confidential until formal proceedings commence.

This incident reflects a broader issue affecting Northwestern Ontario, including the Thunder Bay region, where drug trafficking poses a continuous challenge to community well-being and safety.

The efforts of NAPS highlight the ongoing commitment to combat this pervasive issue, drawing attention to the necessity for continued vigilance and support from the community and law enforcement agencies alike.

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