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Airport arrest leads to drug charges

Man faces trafficking charges after arrest at Sioux Lookout airport.

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. – A Kasabonika Lake First Nation man faces drug trafficking charges after an arrest at the Sioux Lookout airport on Tuesday.

Officers with the Sioux Lookout OPP seized suspected cocaine with an estimated value of $28,000, as well as over $7,000 in cash, after executing an arrest warrant at the airport, police report.

He now faces charges of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine), possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and three counts of failure to comply with a release order.

The accused was remanded into custody and is set to appear in the Kenora Ontario Court of Justice on April 29.

The OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau in Thunder Bay assisted in the case.

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