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Traffic stop leads to drug seizure

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In the early morning hours of Saturday, uniform and street crime members of the Treaty Three Police Service conducted a traffic stop in the City of Kenora that resulted in the seizure of a large amount of illegal drugs.

In total, nearly 200 grams of cocaine was seized by the officers along with cannabis marihuana, prescription medication (Oxycodone), Canadian and U.S. currency and items associated to the distribution of Controlled Substances with an estimated street value of nearly $21,000.

The Treaty Three Police Service has reported that the seized substances were in transit from Manitoba to the Eagle Lake First Nation Territory—a community that was hosting its annual pow-wow this weekend.

These cultural ceremonies maintain a long tradition of being substance-free events and are annually attended by members of the Treaty Three Police Service to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend.

Two people—a 31-year-old female from Eagle Lake First Nation and a 34-year-old male now living in the City of Dryden—have been arrested and held in custody facing a series of charges including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of marihuana, possession of oxycodone, possession of property obtained by crime and failing to comply with an undertaking.

The public is reminded to please contact Treaty Three Police Service with any information regarding the illicit sale of controlled and illegal substances or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 222-8477 (TIPS).

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