Search warrants and traffic stops lead to drug charges against nine people in Norway House

Norway House RCMP seized cocaine and marijuana during the course of executing two search warrants and conducting a pair of traffic stops in late April and early May, laying charges against nine people as a result.

William Sampson, 46, and 28-year-old Caressa Ettawacappo were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime when Norway House RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a Norway House Cree Nation residence April 30.

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A traffic stop conducted May 10 in Norway House Cree Nation resulted in RCMP finding marijuana and cocaine during a vehicle search. Charges of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking were laid against 48-year-old Eleanor Albert, 29-year-old Cory Keeper and 32-year-old Joseph Muskego as a result.

On May 11, RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence and a vehicle belonging to the occupants, finding crack cocaine in both. Fifty-two-year-old Grant Monias and 42-year-old Verla Monias were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

A May 16 traffic stop in Norway House Cree Nation resulted in police finding cocaine and marijuana and laying charges of possessing a controlled substance, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime against 19-year-old Carter Cromarty, 18-year-old Isaiah Cromarty and 29-year-old John Robinson.

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