Methamphetamine in Thunder Bay Busted

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Thunder Bay Police Crime Report
Thunder Bay Crime Report

Thunder Bay Police Arrest Two for Trafficking

THUNDER BAY – It is the first bust in Thunder Bay with the first known seizure of suspected Methamphetamine in Thunder Bay. On August 6, 2013 Drug Enforcement Unit and Guns and Gangs Unit officers arrested two males and executed two Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrants on residences situated in the 600 block of Strand Avenue and in the 400 block of Piccadilly Street Thunder Bay. This stemmed from an investigation which started with two male suspects who were believed to be trafficking Cocaine in Thunder Bay.

Police officers initially made observations of the 35 year old male who was arrested while in a vehicle located on Strand Avenue. He was in the company of three other occupants. Search of the male and vehicle subsequent to arrest located a loaded 22 caliber handgun. Search of the residences resulted in the seizure of approximately 30 grams of Cocaine, 37 grams marijuana, 520 Methamphetamine pills, and approximately $19,000.00 in Canadian currency. The street value of all drugs seized is approximately $5,340.00. The handgun was previously reported stolen approximately 4 months earlier to police. 

Two Suspects Arrested in Drug Bust

Stephan Richard Parr; 35 years of age is facing criminal charges of;

Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
Possession of Marijuana s. 4(1) CDSA
Proceeds of Crime exceeding $5,000.00 s. 354(1)(a) CCC
Careless use of a firearm s.86(1) CCC
Unauthorized possession of a firearm s. 91(1) CCC
Possession of unregistered firearm s. 92(1) CCC
Unauthorized Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle s. 94 CCC
Possession of prohibited weapon s. 117.01(1) CCC
Possession of a loaded restricted firearm s. 95(a) CCC
Possession of restricted firearm obtained by crime s. 96 CCC

Randy Demien Laughlin; 25 years of age is facing the following criminal charges;

Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking s. 5(2) CDSA
Possession of Marijuana s. 4(1) CDSA
Proceeds of Crime exceeding $5,000.00 s. 354(1)(a) CCC
Breach of Probation s 733.1(1) x 2 counts

Parr and Laughlin are being held in custody and had court appearances on August 7, 2013. Both have been remanded into custody and will appear in Thunder Bay Court again on Friday August 9, 2013.

The Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit consists of members from The Thunder Bay Police Service, The O.P.P.- Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, The RCMP, The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and The Anishinabek Police Service.

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