Joint Police Effort Results in Ten Arrests and Drug Seizures

The provincial inquest into the deaths of seven students gets underway in Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay District Court house

THUNDER BAY – A multi-jurisdictional effort with the Thunder Bay Police Service Intelligence Unit in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service has resulted in a number of arrests and seizure of drugs and cash over the past four days.

Police executed three warrants during the operation.

On Friday Nov. 9, 2018 Police executed a warrant on the 600 block of Red River Road.

As a result, two males were arrested, 17 grams of Fentanyl, 1 gram of methamphetamine, $1,400 in currency and paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking were seized.

Cale McDowell, 28, and Kazimir Tablowski, 30, have been charged with:

Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking X 2
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000

Both accused appeared in court and were remanded into custody. They were expected to appear again today.

On Monday, November 12, 2018 Police executed search warrants on the 700 block of Pacific Avenue and the 200 block of Finlayson Street. A total of 8 people were arrested, 5 of whom were from the Greater Toronto Area.

In addition to those arrested, Police seized $22,000 in Canadian currency, paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking, 170 grams of a substance believed to be Fentanyl with a street value of $85,000, 130 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine with a street value of $9,800 and more than 500 pills believed to be Oxycodone with a street value of $5,000.

The following persons were arrested and charged:

Jay Alexander, 18, of North York, Ont.
Anusanth Arulnothayarajakumar, 21, of Scarborough, Ont.
Zara Keshk, 28, of Thunder Bay
Walter Kis, 60, of Thunder Bay
Quwayne Miller, 24, of Scarborough, Ont.
Wendy Sampara, 51, of Thunder Bay
Aaron Small, 21, of Scarborough, Ont.

The 8th person arrested is a youth and thus cannot be identified.

All persons were charged with:

Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking X 2
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000

Keshk was charged with an additional Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

In addition Aaron Small was arrested on outstanding warrants issued by the OPP for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking X 4 and proceeds of Crime over $5,000.

All accused appeared in court today and were remanded into custody.