Saskatchewan First Nation band councillor admits to drug trafficking – CP

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201738 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Mar 14, 2017 

YORKTON, Sask. _ A First Nation band councillor in Saskatchewan who was accused of selling drugs has pleaded guilty to two charges.

Clarence Papequash, who is 64, was in Yorkton provincial court Monday where he entered his plea to counts of possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition while prohibited.

The Key First Nation resident will face a sentencing hearing on April 24.

Mounties executed a search warrant last month at a home on the reserve east of Saskatoon and Papequash was suspended as a councillor by the chief after charges were laid.

Papequash resigned as chief of the band in 2014 when he was given a six-month conditional sentence for selling a morphine pill to a man working for the RCMP.

Following his release on bail in February, Papequash told a reporter that he had recently been battling addiction. (CJGX, The Canadian Press)

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