Media Advisory - Photo and Interview Opportunities - News Conference - Joint Police Investigation Halts Northern Drug Traffickers

TIMMINS, ON, May 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join members of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) and the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 as they outline the results of a major drug trafficking investigation.

NAPS Chief Terry ARMSTRONG and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Deputy Commissioner Rick BARNUM will be joined by Nishnawbe-Aski Nation leaders, Timmins Police Chief John GAUTHIER, senior OPP command staff and senior NAPS command staff. They will provide details and comment on the criminals trafficking of potentially-lethal prescription drugs and illegal narcotics to communities in northeastern Ontario, including those in vulnerable Aboriginal populations. A sampling of evidence gathered during this investigation will also be displayed.

One-on-one interviews will be available following the formal media conference. For members of the media unable to attend in person, requests for phone interviews with the primary spokespersons can be arranged in advance via the media contacts below. Media resources including an Addendum of Charged Persons will also be available online via a media release hyperlink once the news conference begins.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016


12:00 p.m. ET 


Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa -- Salon Cartier

1000 Norman Street, Timmins, ON P4N 8R2


SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information: Media Contacts: Sgt. Jackie GEORGE, Recruitment/Media Relations Officer, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Phone: 807-346-6593, Email:; Sgt. Chrystal JONES, Community Services Coordinator, OPP Northeast Region, Office: 705-845-2753, Email:


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