On June 1, 2021, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service was conducting traffic enforcement duties in the District of Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island).  

At approximately 12:40AM, a vehicle was observed traveling on Island Road with an unsecure load of construction materials. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 24-year-old, non-local male from Cornwall was removed from the vehicle and arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant. 

The passenger, a 30-year-old female from Akwesasne, was found in possession of fentanyl patches and a large amount of mixed Canadian and American currency. The female was arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. The female was also in violation of her release order issued by the courts of Ontario.  

Both individuals were transported to the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Station for processing. The female was later released on conditions to attend court at a later date.  

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid found in pain medication and used to treat severe pain. Fentanyl is highly-addictive and is often misused as a recreational drug. Fentanyl can be absorbed into the body via inhalation, oral exposure or ingestion, and skin contact. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine.  

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police encourages the community to report any suspicious activity by contacting Akwesasne Central Dispatch at 613-575-2340 or you can leave an anonymous tip with Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at  613-575-2255.