Gang Member Arrested After Drug Trafficking Investigation
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(FORT ALBANY, ON) – QUEBEC GANG MEMBER WITH LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORD BUSTED BY HARDWORKING NISHNAWBE ASKI POLICE IN FORT ALBANY WITH OVER $30 000 DOLLARS WORTH OF DRUGS.

HAITIAN BORN DUCASTEPHEN FLORESTAL HAS LONG A LONG A VIOLENT CRIMINAL RECORD.

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On September 19, 2019, Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Fort Albany Detachment members, assisted by the NAPS Drug Unit members, charged a man and woman in an investigation into drugs being trafficked into the remote northern community of Fort Albany First Nation.

Police seized the following illegal drug substances; Cocaine, Oxycodone, Methamphetamine, and Fentanyl, which held a northern street value of approximately thirty-thousand eight hundred sixteen ($30,816.00) dollars.

49-year-old Stephanie ETHERINGTON of Timmins, Ontario has been charged with:

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  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x4.

35-year-old Ducastephen FLORESTAL of Laval, Quebec has been charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x4.

Both ETHERINGTON and FLORESTAL have been remanded into custody and will next appear in court on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Timmins, Ontario.

Fort Albany First Nation is located approximately 525 km north of Timmins, Ontario.

In 2005, three gang members committed a home invasion of an elderly couple with a loaded firearm, a club and pepper spray. The husband went to investigate while the wife phoned 911. The husband was pepper sprayed and clubbed while the wife who had just finished the 911 call had a loaded gun stuck in her face.

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Police arrived to the rescue. EGID JOSEPH was handed a 10 year prison sentence while JEAN-RENÉ OLIVER AND DUCASTEPHEN FLORESTAL received 9 years each.

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