The Peguis First Nation has issued a formal memo threatening to evict anyone using or selling drugs in band owned houses.

A notice from the chief adds that those evicted could even be banished from the first nation.

An increase in meth and opioid use in recent months lead to this decision.

Several people have already been identified for selling drugs out of the houses, but no one has been evicted yet.

Those caught won’t be able to use Peguis’ housing authority services either.

This isn’t the first time the first nation has evicted drug dealers.

Last year three non-members living in the community were removed from the community and are still banned.

The first nation has seen a rise in non-members trafficking in illegal substances.

The ban will apply to both members and non-members.