Sioux Lookout OPP Arrest Three for Drug Trafficking

OPP Sioux Lookout

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON – On July 8, 2024, the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged three individuals for drug trafficking in the Municipality.

At approximately 1:45 PM, officers conducting a general patrol on Highway 72 initiated a traffic stop. The investigation revealed that the driver was suspended, the vehicle was uninsured, and the occupants were in possession of drug paraphernalia and illicit substances.

Arrest Details:

  • Kenneth VENEMA, 61, from Thunder Bay, faces multiple charges under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act and the Canadian Automobile Insurance Act:
    • Two counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
    • Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance
    • Producing False Insurance
    • Additional charges under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act
  • Elsa SHAKAKEESIC, 32, and Layla GRAY, 22, both from Thunder Bay, are charged with:
    • Two counts each of Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

All three accused remain in police custody and are scheduled to appear in Kenora Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court on July 9, 2024.

The OPP urges anyone with information about drug trafficking in Sioux Lookout to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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