NAPS arrests 4 people for drug trafficking and possession

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Four Sandy Lake First Nation residents are facing trafficking and other charges after an investigation by the Nishnawbe Aski Police Department.

SANDY LAKE FIRST NATION, Ont. – Four Sandy Lake First Nation residents face trafficking and other charges following a search of two homes in the community earlier this month.

On September 6, members of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Intelligence Unit, Crisis Response Team, OPP Community Street Crime Unit Ontario and members of the Sandy Lake Uniform Detachment executed two search warrants in the Sandy Lake First Nations community under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

During the search of two separate residences, officers seized drugs suspected of being cocaine, oxycodone and hydromorphone. Police also seized three firearms and Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation, NAPS reported laying the following charges against four Sandy Lake First Nation residents:

  • Miriam Mamakeesic, 45, is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of property obtained by crime
  • Billy Jack “BJ” Kakegamick, 45, is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of property obtained by crime
  • Sylvian Fiddler, 25, is charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Carey Fiddler, 46, is charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and three counts of careless storage of a firearm

Carey Fiddler was held on bail by the Kenora court on September 7.

Mamakeesic, Kakegamick and Sylvian Fiddler have each been conditionally released and will appear in court Nov. 7 in Sandy Lake First Nation.

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