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One charged, drugs seized in Long Lake 58 First Nation

Provincial police officers were sent to a residence after receiving information that somebody was selling drugs

LONG LAKE 58 FIRST NATION — A 41-year-old man faces multiple charges as a result of a drug trafficking investigation.

Provincial police said officers responded to a residence in Long Lake 58 First Nation on Thursday after receiving information that one of the occupants was selling drugs.

When officers arrived, a suspect fled through a window but was arrested a short distance away. Police said the individual had multiple outstanding warrnts.

Police seized quantities of suspected cocaine and items associated with drug trafficking.

The accused is charged with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000, resisting a peace officer, three coutns of failure to comply with a probation order, and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in a Thunder Bay bail court on Friday.


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