KI First Nation man charged with drug trafficking

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KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG FIRST NATION, ONT., — A 46-year-old man from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation is facing drug trafficking charges after police seized more than 250 pills of a suspected controlled substance.

Police say they were notified of suspected narcotics being shipped into the community after K.I First Nation Band Council notified OPP and KI Police on Dec. 14, 2020, according to a news release issued on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Following an investigation, police seized suspected narcotics with an estimated street value exceeding $2,500.

Jason Howard Cutfeet, 46, from KI First Nation, has been charged with trafficking in a schedule three controlled substance. He was released on an appearance notice and will appear in the KI Ontario Court of Justice on March 4.

Police are asking members of the community if they have any information about the trafficking of illicit drugs or substances in KI or any other community to contact the local band council or the local police service.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source