Sheshathiu Man arrested for drug trafficking

On Thursday the RCMP initiated a drug trafficking investigation in the community of Sheshatshiu based on information that was provided by the public.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of 29-year-old Phillip Penunsi from Sheshatshiu. Police seized quantities of cocaine, unauthorized Cannabis Marihuana, and Canadian Currency.

Charges laid against Mr. Penunsi include the following offences; • Trafficking Cocaine - Section 5(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking - Section 5(2) CDSA • Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling - Section 10(2) Cannabis Act (CA) • Adult Sale of Cannabis to an individual 18 years of age or older - Section 10(1)(a) CA

The investigation is ongoing at this time.