/C O R R E C T I O N from Source -- Royal Canadian Mounted Police; RCMP/



    
    In a media release dated 2008-10-05 relating to the arrests for cocaine
    trafficking of Richard Hurley, a fourth person was incorrectly named as
    charged. The fourth person has not been charged with any offence and was
    released unconditionally. Corrected copy follows:
    

    Joint Forces Investigation results in cocaine seizure

    SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
led joint forces investigation, consisting of the Sault Ste. Marie Police
Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, has resulted in the arrest of three
individuals on October 3rd, 2008. This investigation dubbed Project Omax was a
17 month joint forces investigation into cocaine trafficking in Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario.

    The following three people have been charged:

    Richard Paul HURLEY, 30, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is facing two
counts of Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, one count of
Trafficking in Cocaine and one count of Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine.

    Wendel Eino MAKI, 53, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is facing one count of
Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, one count of Possession
of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking and one count of Possession of
Oxycontin for the Purpose of Trafficking.

    Michael Jose Rosa EVARISTO, 48, of Shanty Bay, Ontario is facing one
count of Trafficking in Cocaine.

    All three are scheduled to appear at the Sault Ste. Marie Provincial
Court on Monday the 6th of October, 2008. This investigation is still ongoing.





For further information:

For further information: Cst. Al MONTGOMERY, RCMP Sault Ste. Marie, Drug
Section, (705) 941-7267 ext. 234


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