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M’Chigeeng Drug Investigation Results in Charges

Release Date:  June 14, 2013

On Monday the 12th of June 2013, members of the U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service and the Sudbury OPP Drug Enforcement Unit conducted an investigation into the trafficking of Cannabis Marihuana in the M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island.

As a result of the investigation a Scott Michael ROY (41) has been charged with:

Possession of a controlled substance included in schedule II, to wit: Cannabis Marihuana, for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

This investigation is part of an on-going initiative by members of the Sudbury OPP Drug Enforcement Unit, U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service, Espanola City Police and the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service, Joint Forces Operation, to address the increase in crime and drug related activity.

Anyone with information on this investigation or any other crime is asked to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service at 705.377.7135, or the Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Communications Centre at 1.888.310.1122. Anonymous tips can also be directed to Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.

Everyone can help reduce crime in the U.C.C.M. Anishnaabe Police Service area, says Police Chief Nahwegahbow

M’CHIGEENG — Everyone in the Manitoulin area can play a leadership role in making our communities safer, Chief Nahwegahbow said today, at the kickoff of Police Week in M’Chigeeng.

“Our partnership with the community is essential in preventing crime and making our citizens safer,” Chief Nahwegahbow said. “The police can’t do it alone. We need the support of every resident of Manitoulin. “Police Week is a great opportunity to engage people in our community on topics such as crime prevention programs and community policing.”

The theme of Police Week 2012 is “Leading the way to a safer tomorrow.” Police Week runs from May 13 – 19 in Ontario and is dedicated to increasing community awareness and recognition of policing services and strengthening partnerships between police and the community.

Police Week 2012 will be marked by UCCM Anishnaabe Police with traditional displays throughout Manitoulin, as well as through our website, www.uccmpolice.com. The public is also invited to an open house at our Police Service Tuesday, May 15 – Friday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. And, just by asking about the programs and services, or with a simple tour of our office, we have a free gift for each person.

So, help make our community a safe, strong and prosperous community. Come out and support law enforcement and their supporting agencies during Police Week!

Contacts:
Rodney Nahwegahbow
Chief of Police
UCCM Anishnabe Police Service
(705)377-7135

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