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Trafficking arrest in Couchiching First Nation

Trafficking investigation results in seizure of several kinds of hard drugs, Treaty Three Police say
Treaty Three Police made two arrests in connection with a trafficking investigation earlier this month. (Image courtesy of Treaty Three Police Service)

COUCHICHING FIRST NATION – A Couchiching First Nation man faces a litany of charges following a drug trafficking investigation by Treaty Three Police.

Officers seized cocaine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and heroin after executing a search warrant on a residence in the community on Oct. 8, the force reports.

Along with currency and items related to the sale of controlled substances, the good seized had an estimated street value of just over $5,000.

A Couchiching man, 50, stands charged with trafficking (multiple counts), flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and possession of property obtained by crime.

A woman, 28, was also charged with two counts of possession (Schedule I) as a result of the investigation.

“With the growing concerns of illicit drugs in the First Nation Territories, the Treaty Three Police Service is mandated to identify local community drug dealers, investigate their illegal activities, and lay appropriate charges,” the force said in a statement.