$30,000 marijuana seizure leads to multiple charges

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MOOSONEE  – Members of the Moosonee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), working in conjunction with the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau Drug Enforcement Unit and the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, have completed an investigation resulting in two parties being charged for trafficking in a controlled substance.

On October 30, 2014 the Moosonee OPP arrested two accused upon entering Moosonee. The parties were searched incident to arrest and a substantial quantity of Marihuana was located. As a result of this investigation police seized marihuana with an estimated street value in excess of $30,000.

Jenna Lee KAPASHESIT (23) of Moose Factory, Ontario has been charged with the following:

  • Trafficking a schedule II substance under 3 kilograms contrary to Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking under 3 kilograms contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Jody Nathan BIEDERMANN (29) of Moose Factory, Ontario has been charged with the following:

  • Trafficking a schedule II substance under 3 kilograms contrary to Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking under 3 kilograms contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Possession of a schedule II substance under 30 grams contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Both accused have been released on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Moosonee on December 2, 2014 to answer to these charges.