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Fentanyl among drugs seized in Moose Factory bust

Nishnawbe Aski Police seize "large quantity" of hard drugs in James Bay First Nation.
Police seized drugs including fentanyl in Moose Factory First Nation. (Stock photo)

MOOSE FACTORY FIRST NATION – The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) reports seizing a large quantity of drugs including fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine in Moose Factory First Nation.

A 51-year-old member of the First Nation, situated about 300 kilometres north of Timmins on the west coast of James Bay, now faces trafficking charges, along with a charge of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

A number of units from the First Nations police service executed a search warrant to make the seizure, including its intelligence unit, drug enforcement unit, and Emergency Response Team. The service also had assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

The suspect was released on conditions and is set to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Sept. 1 in Moosonee.