(PICKLE LAKE, ON) – On October 14, 2018, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Pickle Lake Detachment responded to two separate occurrences where a Pickle Lake resident and a Mishkeegogamang resident ingested medication that they believed to be pharmaceutical produced Percocet (oxycodone).
The pills ingested are currently believed to be illicit opioids made to look like pharmaceutically produced medication. Both people became unconscious as a result of the drug ingested and a Mishkeegogamang resident has died.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Jack MOORE, 59 years-old, of Pickle Lake was arrested and charged with:
- Trafficking in Schedule 1 Substance – other drug (two counts) contrary to Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
He appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice on October 16, 2018 and is being held in custody.
Members of the OPP North West Region Crime Unit, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau in cooperation with Nishinabe-Aski Police Service, under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant Chris Landry of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.