THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Thunder Bay Police are on the scene assisting the coroner’s office on Memorial Avenue near the Toronto Dominion Bank. A report of a body at the location was made to police this morning near 11:00EDT. Early reports are that the body is of a deceased person, who died of natural causes.
Police are holding off identification of the individual pending notification of next of kin.
Thunder Bay Police Seize Bath Salts
On April 24, 2013 2012 Drug Enforcement Officers assisted by officers with the Guns and Gangs Unit and Community Response Team executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant on a residence situated in the 100 block of Heron Street Thunder Bay.
Search of the residence resulted in the arrest of a 32 year old Hamilton Ontario male.
Search of the residence also resulted in the seizure of approximately 73 grams of Marijuana, 18 Oxycodone 5 mg tablets, 4 grams of Psilocybin, 6 mg Hydro morphine and approximately 25 grams of MDPV-Bath Salts. The street value of all drugs seized is approximately $4,355.00.
Also seized was approximately $5,685.00 in Canadian currency.
The following person is facing criminal charges;
Jareth Giacomo Lico who is 32 years of age;
- Possession of Psilocybin for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
- Possession of Bath Salts for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
- Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
- Possession of Marijuana for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
- Proceeds of Crime s. 354(1)(a) CCC
LICO was held in custody and had a court appearance on April 24, 2013. He was remanded into custody and will appear in Thunder Bay court on April 29, 2013. LICO is alleged to have been dealing drugs within a very close proximity to two elementary schools, therefore, meets the Minimum Mandatory Penalties under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Thunder Bay Police Police indicate this is the first known seizure of Bath Salts in the City of Thunder Bay. Bath Salts are a Schedule 1 drug as defined in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. It is a very dangerous street drug and may have contributed to two (2) known deaths locally.
The Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit consists of members from The Thunder Bay Police Service, The O.P.P.- Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, The R.C.M.P., The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and The Anishinabek Police Service.