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Drug bust nabs four

The OPP's Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, with the assistance of the Thunder Bay Police Service, has charged four individuals with 10 drug-related offences following arrests there Friday.

The charges stem from a 16-month investigation focused on drug traffickers operating in and around the Thunder Bay area.

Body found near Dryden

On Saturday around noon, Emily “Chico” Brown was reported missing from her community of Wabigoon Lake First Nation.

She was last seen in the City of Dryden on March 18.

Dryden OPP officers, along with the Treaty #3 Police Service and Dryden Police Service, conducted a search for Brown.

Two killed in crash

On Saturday around 8:25 a.m., Nipigon OPP responded to a call of a single-vehicle collision on Highway 17 in McAllister Township east of Nipigon.

Officers attended the scene and located a tractor-trailer unit that had left the roadway, entered the ditch, and rolled onto its side.

Plane lands safely

On Friday around 12:20 p.m., Pickle Lake OPP officers attended the Pickle Lake Airport to investigate an incident in which an aircraft had to make an emergency landing.

The DC3 cargo plane landed on Pickle Lake.

The two pilots and one crew member were uninjured.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada attended Pickle Lake on Saturday to investigate this incident.

Plane crash probed

On Wednesday around 12:40 p.m., the OPP was advised of a plane crash that occurred around 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday about 60 km east of Marathon.

The crash site was located by the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre and search-and-rescue technicians.

The plane, described as a single-engine Cessna 172, was rented in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Prevent fraud: OPP

During March, the OPP, the RCMP, and the Competition Bureau of Canada are joining police services across the country to promote public awareness to help prevent all Canadians from becoming victims of fraud.

This year, the OPP's Fraud Prevention Month education campaign will highlight three mass-marketing fraud priorities, including:

Driver facing charges

On March 10 around 5:30 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP received a report of a motor-vehicle collision in a parking lot on the 200 block of Third Street East.

During the investigation, the driver, a 49-year-old Fort Frances male, was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for the mandatory seven days.

Beware of thin ice

The Red Lake OPP investigated two separate incidents yesterday involving a motor vehicle breaking through the ice on Red Lake.

Also 24 hours earlier, the OPP received a report of a snowmachine breaking through the ice.

The vehicles did not break through the ice entirely, and those involved in all three incidents were not injured.